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College Budget Goes To Legislatures

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A $41-million budget for Tompkins Cortland Community College is on its way this week to the local legislatures.

On Thursday, trustees at the College approved the spending plan which has a 5.7% increase.

Cortland-county-office-buildingLawmakers in Cortland and Tompkins counties will have a couple of days to try to make sense of the spending plan.

Tuition will go up $140 for full-time students.

In a statement to reporters, the school says there is no increase in contributions from the two counties, which together pay about 11% of the costs, which is down one-percent from last year.

The vote for the Tompkins County Legislature in Ithaca is Tuesday. Tompkins-countyThe Cortland County Legislature may decide on Thursday.

The SUNY board gets it in September (after the new fiscal year is underway.)

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