April 11, 2019
ALBANY, NY – Statement From Assemblyman Phil Palmesano:
“Where are the Assembly Democrats’ priorities? Last week, they passed a budget providing free college tuition for undocumented immigrants. It will cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. This week, they blocked a bipartisan bill that would provide free college tuition for the children of servicemen and servicewomen killed on active duty. In committee, they said it would only cost a few hundred thousand dollars. Courageous service members who lay down their lives while serving our country deserve our deepest gratitude. Regardless of the cost, making sure their children can pursue a higher education is an incredibly small price to pay and just a very small way for our society to say “thank you”. I can’t imagine how the Assembly Democrats can possibly justify this,” said Palmesano.