Assemblyman Boyland Jr. (D-Kings) is proud to announce that the Assembly’s proposed budget invests in higher education to keep a college education within reach for all New York families.
“Over the year, the cost of higher education has become less affordable for our families,” Assemblyman Boyland Jr. said. “We believe that every New Yorker should have an opportunity to receive a higher education.”
“New York State needs to find a long-term solution to address the nursing shortage we’re facing,” Assemblyman Boyland Jr. said. “In an effort to address this issue, the Assembly’s budget includes an additional $1 million for nursing programs at SUNY and CUNY.”
The Assembly also included a proposal that would allow students who were removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse, entered foster care, or became a ward of the court to be placed on the dependent TAP schedule to increase the funds they currently receive and take into account their exceptional family circumstances.
“The proposal is a solid plan for higher education that invests in our public universities and colleges while working to ensure they remain affordable and accessible for all,” Assemblyman Boyland Jr. said.