Governor Andrew Cuomo promised that CUNY would not be subjected to any more budget cuts after the Legislature approved in 2011 annual tuition increases of $300 per year. Now, the Governor is trying to impose a backdoor cut by refusing to cover $35 million in mandatory costs for CUNY in this year’s budget. Contact your legislators now and insist they restore the $35 million in mandatory costs that should be in the budget. Also, let them know that we need changes in the law to include mandatory cost increases in the definition of level funding. For more information about how to get involved in the PSC’s budget campaign, click here.