Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a plan that would provide college-level education at 10 state prisons, at a cost to taxpayers of about $5,000 per inmate per year. There are an estimated 54,500 inmates currently confined in state prisons.
Hard-working families, many of whom have never run afoul of the law, are struggling to put together the money to send their children to college. New York should not be giving inmates a free education at the same time.
I agree with you Senator Griffo -- Enough is Enough! The Federal government has been hammering New Yorkers with higher and higher taxes for far too long, and I strongly oppose the new “double-taxation” scheme now being considered in Washington D.C. New Yorkers can’t afford a $4,500 tax increase!