June 28, 2010

Statement from Speaker Silver
Regarding Governor's Veto of Budget Bills

The budget passed by the Legislature would dramatically reduce state spending, restore funding for our schools and maintain our fundamental commitment to ensuring that SUNY and CUNY remain affordable for all New Yorkers.

Our financial plan is consistent with the plan the Governor proposed in his latest emergency bill, and provides adequate revenue to fund these critical restorations.

The Governor's decision to veto these bills will mean larger classes, higher property taxes and more expensive tuition for SUNY and CUNY students.