Governor Pataki Seeks More Funds for SUNY and CUNY

Gov. George E. Pataki released a fiscal-2001 budget plan this month that calls for a significant financial boost to the State University of New York, including a 9.5-percent increase in state funds for the system's four-year institutions.

The governor also proposed a 5-percent rise in state spending on the City University of New York's senior colleges.

The sizable request for SUNY, which includes a total of $921-million of state aid for operating