Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Binghamton, is asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include Binghamton University and the other two State University of New York university centers—the University at Albany and Stony Brook University in Suffolk County—in a planned summit on the University at Buffalo’s expansion plans. Legislation passed the Senate that would allow UB to increase tuition and form public-private partnerships to expand the school and help economic-development efforts in the city. It has been held up in the Assembly.
Meanwhile, other SUNY schools don’t want to be left out of the party (a date has not been set yet).
This is Lupardo’s letter to the governor: