ALBANY, N.Y. Jan. 17, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today issued the following statement in reaction to details emerging about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed executive budget:
“We are a stronger state when we invest more in public education, health care and the middle class. That’s why we support many proposals in the executive budget, which build on State of the State themes we’ve applauded. We are encouraged by the governor’s focus on resources for public education. As always, details matter, and we look forward to working with the governor and Legislature on a final state budget that invests more strongly in our public schools, colleges and health care institutions.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.