LaValle: Senate won’t support free college to state prisoners plan

02/25/2014 7:00 AM |
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State Senator Ken LaValle. (File photo by News-Review)

State Senator Ken LaValle issue the following statement last week on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to provide a college education to state prisoners: 

“As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, I am resoundingly against any use of taxpayer money for the Governor’s plan to provide free college education to prisoners. Long Islanders are taking out loans to send their own children to college, and should not be asked to shoulder this additional burden. As Chairman responsible for this area, it should be obvious to everyone that is has an absolute lack of support in the Senate.”