Giglio Announces ‘Gold Star Families’ Petition

April 17, 2019

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) has launched a petition in support of a bill he sponsors in the Assembly that would provide tuition assistance for SUNY or CUNY students who are family members of a deceased service man or woman who died in the line of duty. The bill has received bipartisan support, but some Assembly members used their position within the Higher Education Committee to keep the bill from a vote on the Assembly floor, and Giglio is fighting to ensure the bill is reconsidered for a vote.

“I am very distressed at the chair of the Higher Ed Committee moving to block this bill,” Giglio said. “We owe our military men and women a tremendous debt; the least we can do for those who fell in the line of duty is to look after their families’ education. I encourage everyone to please sign the petition.”