The Ticker spoke to Daniel Dornbaum, vice president of legislative affairs, about his trip to Albany on Feb. 24. Students, faculty and staff gathered to show support for CUNY after Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. The efforts were punctuated by a rally at City Hall and a subsequent march across the Brooklyn Bridge on March 14.
As previously reported, higher education accounts for 6 percent of the proposed state budget, a total of $10,215,448,000, which is a 2.6 percent decrease from last year. CUNY, one of five funded agencies in the higher education portion of the proposed budget, will be allotted 11 percent of that total, which is an approximate cut of $400 million in funding from the previous budget.