Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, released the following statement Tuesday regarding the signing of SUNY 2020 into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Ceretto, who helped pass the Assembly version of the legislation, noted that the bill is designed to enhance investments in the state's university, create jobs through public-private partnerships and establish a rational tuition policy.
"The signing of SUNY 2020 into law is a major bipartisan victory for Niagara County and Western New York," Ceretto said. "This was the top legislative priority for me and the Western New York Legislative Delegation, and a win-win for our Buffalo-Niagara community. The bill provides students and parents with the increased security of planning for predictable and fair school costs, while allowing our universities to make greater investments in their students and the surrounding community.
"These investments will help grow jobs through the establishment of public-private partnerships, partnerships that will help make several universities throughout the state, including the University of Buffalo, flagship centers for research and development."