City Council Passes Resolution Supporting New Deal for CUNY

BARUCH COLLEGE–The New York City Council passed a resolution on March 10, that supports the New Deal for CUNY and calls on the state legislature and governor to include the deal in the fiscal year 2023 state budget.

The New Deal for CUNY is a state bill that would eliminate in-state tuition for students, raise salaries for adjunct professors and lecturers, set minimum professor to student ratios for classrooms, increase the number of mental health counselors and fix broken and aging infrastructure across the university’s 25 campuses.

The resolution passed by the City Council urges New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state legislature to enact the New Deal for CUNY as part of the proposed budget, which has to be reconciled between the governor’s office and both houses of the state legislature before it can be passed on April 1.