Hochul Budget Proposal Would Slash CUNY Funds

Governor Hochul at podium

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled her proposal on Jan. 16 for a $233 billion budget for the upcoming 2025 fiscal year which, if enacted, would see significant cuts for CUNY schools, potentially worsening the schools’ finances if passed without alterations.

   The budget would be the largest the state has ever seen despite closing a $4.3 billion deficit. Hochul detailed her priorities within the plan during the 2024 Budget Address, claiming that it “[coexists] with people-driven progressive policies,” all while not raising income taxes. Among her largest concerns–which included crime, mental health, and economic competitiveness–higher education was absent.