February 8, 2011

Can you drive a veteran?

This morning's Ithaca Journal notes that the new VA facility on Route 13 is looking for volunteer drivers to bring patients there.

VA clinic on Route 13/366
VA clinic on Route 13/366.

TC3 is preparing for even more bad news from the New York State budget:

The Tompkins Cortland Community College president saw the college endure a $2.5 million cut in state aid from the fall of 2009 to the fall of 2011. So when Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his proposed budget Tuesday, Haynes said he expected bad news.

"When we finished cuts in December -- 30 positions were cut in total -- that was in preparation for the worst-case scenario and the governor's proposal is awfully close to that," he said.

Under Cuomo's proposed budget, TC3's base state aid would be cut by 10 percent, Haynes said. This year, the college receives $2,260 per full time-equivalent student. Under the proposal, TC3 would receive $2,034 per FTE. That is about a $1 million cut in state aid, he said....

Over the past 15 months, he said, the college's state aid has been reduced by 24 percent.

Ouch. That's an amazing drop, and keeping the doors open can't be getting any easier.

Posted by simon at February 8, 2011 6:46 AM in , ,
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