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Urging the City Council to oppose mid-year cuts to Community Colleges

Dec 08, 2022

On Thursday, December 8, PSC Secretary Penny Lewis urged the NYC Council to oppose planned mid-year cuts to CUNY Community Colleges at a hearing about Mayor Adams’ November Financial Plan. The hearing was sponsored by the City Council’s Finance Committee, which is chaired by Council Member Justin Brannan.

“CUNY’s budget was cut 3%, worth $14.6 million by the city this fiscal year,” Lewis testified. “These cuts have led to the loss of 146 faculty and professional staff positions since the pandemic. The mayor’s proposed mid-year cuts of an additional 3%, worth $13.7 million, are not just an unfair burden on our members and students but make the University’s ability to rebound after the pandemic much more difficult. It also makes the city’s rebound more difficult,” she continued.

Read the full testimony.


Published: December 8, 2022 | Last Modified: December 12, 2022

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