Increase in College Tuition Benefits for Gold Star Families Denied by New York State Legislators

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The New York Assembly’s Higher Education Committee declined to award more money to Gold Star families and their children, which is a $2.7 million program that serves about 145 students. The vote was 15-11, but it is a stark contrast to the illegal immigrant tuition benefits that the Democratic-dominated legislature passed as a part of the state budget this past legislative session.