Advertisement

Cuomo backs free tuition for kids of fallen service members

April 11, 2019 06:40 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports making attending a state college or university free for the children of service members who died while performing their official duties.

The Democrat's comments Wednesday come after Republicans blamed state lawmakers from Cuomo's party for blocking the proposal.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The proposal would also cover room and board without the need for additional scholarships.

Republicans objected this week after a Democrat-led legislative committee blocked the Assembly bill from proceeding to a vote.

Cuomo says the Legislature still has time to pass the measure before adjourning in June.

New York students from families making $110,000 a year or less can already apply for free tuition under the Excelsior Scholarship.

Lawmakers voted this year to extend the Excelsior scholarship to New York students brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Credits

AP

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement
Advertisement
Robbery suspect caught after crashing car into Albany home

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

Local lawmakers react to release of Mueller report

WEB EXTRA: Read the redacted version of the Mueller Report

Two more guilty pleas expected in NXIVM case

Advertisement