SUNY students received a tuition freeze and money for TAP (the Tuition Assistance Program) and SUNY college campuses were provided with more operating aid in the enacted state budget.

But according to Dr. Fred Kowal, president of UUP, United University Professions, SUNY’s three teaching hospitals were left with none of their top priorities satisfied by the spending plan which passed last week.

Dr. Kowal spoke with Capital Tonight’s host Susan Arbetter about three issues: debt service relief, additional aid and hazard pay for SUNY hospital workers. According to Kowal, UUP is working on finding relief for SUNY’s hospitals with SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras.