Crouch Thrilled To See Governor Come Out In Support Of Gold Star Education Bill
The Chair of the Higher Education Committee, Deborah Glick called the bill an Entitlement and said that this would cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars before voting to hold the bill in committee. Ironically enough, this years budget provided an estimated $27 million in funding for New Yorks DREAM Act which would provide fee college tuition to undocumented immigrants in New York. Yesterday the governor came out in support of the legislation and said he would sign it into law if it were to come to his desk this legislative session.
This is a huge victory for our servicemen and their families, said Crouch. With the governors support, the only thing that stands in the way of this becoming law is passage in the Assembly and Senate. Like I stated earlier this week, this bill has bipartisan support, there is no reason it needed to be held in committee other than politics. I commend the governor for his remarks on this legislation and want to thank him for coming out in support of the bill. I encourage my colleagues in the Assembly Majority to bring this bill to the floor for a vote.
Crouch added that he highly encourages his constituents to reach out to Assemblywoman Glick, who chairs the Higher Education Committee, to voice their support for the bill. She can be reached by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 518-455-4841.