Tuition-free community college is in vogue in Washington and New York City. President Biden recently publicized his intention to provide billions to community colleges as part of his “infrastructure” plan and his desire to collaborate with governors to push tuition-free community college. Last October, New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer unveiled his plans to make CUNY community colleges tuition-free for everyone. Read More
Looking ahead to an uncertain post-pandemic recovery, New York’s newly enacted state budget for fiscal year 2022 raises spending by staggering amounts that—barring an unlikely rapid return to peak 2019 economic activity in New York City—can't possibly be sustained for more than a few years. The budget is a mid-2020s fiscal disaster in the making: an incomplete bridge over a deepening river of red ink. Read More
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