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    Garbarino: Assembly Majority Not Looking Out For Families
    May 15, 2016 8:11 pm  
    Garbarino: Assembly Majority Not Looking Out For Families

    Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville) criticized the State Assembly’s Higher Education Committee after the committee’s Majority members voted down a bill.

    This bill increased the maximum Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to $6,470 and increased the household threshold income cap for TAP from $80,000 to $100,000. He released the following statement:

    “I’m disappointed that some of my colleagues have chosen to vote against making higher education more affordable for our state’s students. With our economy continuing to sputter, families are finding it more and more difficult to survive in New York and the possibility of attaining a college degree has become much more uncertain. This legislation would have increased the level of funding for TAP to lessen the financial burden of high tuition on struggling middle class families. Without this funding students will continue to rely on high interest loans that put a huge financial burden on them before they even have a job. We live in uncertain economic times and providing additional funding to families and students seeking higher education who don’t have the financial means is crucial. I hope that in the future we can work toward legislation that makes education a financially feasible opportunity for all New Yorkers.”

    Contact: James Coughlin jwcoughlin1@gmail.com

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