New York’s new budget funds veterans tuition assistance
New York’s Assemblyman Greg Ball (R-Carmel), a former Air Force captain and a member of the assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee, is happy the Veterans’ Tuition Coverage Program is fully funded in the state budget, which passed yesterday.
At a press conference earlier this week, Ball said he considered it one of his top priorities to champion bills that “serve to improve the lives of millions of veterans and their families across the state,” ranging from tax incentives for business owners who are veterans to the new $2 million-funded tuition fee remission program for veterans.
However, there is much more we can do and I am proud to stand here today to call on my colleagues in both houses, on both sides of the aisle, to honor our veterans and thank them for their service through enactment of legislation that will help improve their quality of life.
Ball first proposed the tuition assistance program last May It’s now Part N, Article 7 of the $121.7 billion 2008-09 state budget.