SALKA PUSHED FOR BILL
Bypassing his fellow Democrats in the Assembly, Governor Cuomo today ordered the state to begin providing tuition assistance to Gold Star Families, the spouses and children of soldiers killed in the line of duty.
Otsego County Assembly John Salka, R-Brookfield, who has been pushing the legislation, said the governor’s action “is simply amazing.”
He said, “From me and my peers in the Assembly Republican Conference, veterans organizations and even President Trump, the outpouring of support was staggering to ensure that the memory of our fallen heroes was honored. I thank everyone who joined their voices with mine, a great step for New York.”
Assembly Democrats had defended their move to block the GOP-backed bill because its costs had not been determined and it came up after approval of the state budget.