CUNY Orgs Keep Pushing For New Deal Amid Hochul’s Budget Delays

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Governor Kathy Hochul’s executive budget and its funding allocation for CUNY remain in limbo, with state officials missing their April 1 deadline. As the stalemate continues as of press time, CUNY professors, staff, and students continue pressuring officials to pass the New Deal for CUNY, a bill that would make the university tuition-free and fund other campus resources. 

“If we don’t get it passed this year, then we will always keep on trying. It’s never going to be, ‘Oh we tried, that’s it,” student Damien Andrade, a New York Public Interest Research Group member at Brooklyn College, told The Vanguard.