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Sen. Helming asks for input on Gov. Cuomo’s SUNY tuition proposal

Senator Pam Helming (R-54th District) today announced she’s launching a survey for constituents to weigh in on the best methods to make college more affordable for middle-class families. The survey comes in the wake of Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for “free” college tuition at SUNY schools, and asks residents for their thoughts on this idea, as well as other ways to ease the costly burden of college without taxpayers footing the bill.

“Traveling across the 54th Senate District, I’ve heard the concerns of both parents and students with college affordability, and it’s not surprising: over the past decade, the cost of going to a SUNY school has jumped 55 percent,” Helming said. “That’s just unacceptable, and as I look at the Governor’s proposal to address this issue, I’m interested in how the residents of the 54th District feel about the topic.

“I strongly encourage residents to take a moment and fill out my brief survey, so I know how they think we can best make college more affordable without pushing more costs on our middle-class families. My top priority is doing what’s best for our families, and with this input, I can help make that a reality,” she concluded.

To access Senator Helming’s survey on college affordability, please visit: www.nysenate.gov/senators/pamela-helming

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