The Maintenance of Effort Bill Has Passed the Senate and Assembly
In the final days of the legislative session both the Senate and the Assembly passed enhanced Maintenance of Effort (MOE) legislation for CUNY and SUNY. The PSC thanks Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Senator Kenneth LaValle for sponsoring the MOE bill, which would transform the fiscal condition of New York’s public university systems, gradually increasing investment in public higher education in New York. The bill must be signed by Governor Cuomo to become law.
Senate Republicans have release the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. They plan to vote before the July 4th break. The NY Times reports the bill is similar to version passed by the House. Both bills would eliminate healthcare from millions to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. The Senate bill includes deeper cuts and structural changes to Medicaid. Send a letter today. Tell the Senate: Don't Take Away Our Health Care.
The union is embarking on a grassroots, rank-and-file "recommitment" campaign to keep the union strong if a potential Supreme Court case deals a shattering blow to unions, including the PSC. Members are energized and talking to each other about why this is such a critical moment for the PSC.