New York Legislature Passes a Budget Bill but Continues Talks on University Proposal

New York’s Legislature approved a state budget on Tuesday night, after changing the status of a controversial proposal to give the state’s public universities more power, the Associated Press reported. Negotiations will continue on the university proposal, which is now a nonbinding “framework” rather than a law. The measure, which had snagged budget discussions four months past the deadline for the bill, was intended to give the State University of New York and the City University of New York greater autonomy from Albany.

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