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Gov. Cuomo looking to hike SUNY/CUNY tuition?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he won't support new taxes to fix the state's budget gap. But what exactly does that mean?

Last Monday, Cuomo said renewing a surcharge on New Yorkers who earn more than $200,000 annually amounts to a new tax and he opposes it. (The surcharge is set to expire this year.)

A college tuition hike might be a different matter: On Friday in Watertown, upstate N.Y., Cuomo was asked whether he would hike tuition for the State University of New York and the City University of New York.

"You have to wait to see the budget," Cuomo told reporters.

"A tuition increase would not violate a no-tax pledge, right? They're two different things."

- Yancey Roy

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