The State budget is impressive in that it truly serves the people of New York. It supports our students with a renewal of SUNY 2020 and additional funding for TAP eligible students, and it fosters the next generation of innovators and teachers with added investment in STEM disciplines. The budget supports economic development with a continued emphasis on investment in the Regional Economic Development Councils, and will aid Long Island's economic growth with support for a new Mezzanine Building at the Stony Brook University Research and Development Park. This facility will jump-start our participation in Start UP-New York by fostering scientific discovery and providing state of the art space to bring new companies and new jobs to our region.
On behalf of Stony Brook University, I thank the Governor and the Legislature for their hard work and commitment to bringing forth a budget that is on time and addresses the needs of the people of New York.
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.