Governor Still Refuses to Say Whether He Will Support Funding For NYS DREAM Act in 2014 Budget

March 13, 2013. Albor Ruiz writes in the Daily News about the NYS DREAM Legislation.

Citing a study by the Fiscal Policy Institute that affirms that bachelor’s degree holders pay an additional $3,900 in annual state taxes, the legislators assured Cuomo that TAP funding for the undocumented would more than pay for itself within six years.

“The New York State DREAM Act is the smartest, soundest investment that we can possibly make in workforce development and our state’s future,” the senators said.

Note that about 5,500 undocumented students would benefit from the NYS DREAM Legislation, according to FPI’s analysis. The article mentions 200,000 students in this context; we are looking into what that may refer to.