May 20, 2013. The New York State comptroller issued a press release and report estimating the cost of the NYS DREAM Act. The results and arguments about a strong return on investment are very much in line with those previously arrived at by the Fiscal Policy Institute here and here. The comptroller finds “additional TAP costs would be less than $20 million, an increase of less than 2 percent.” (The FPI study estimated the cost at $17 million.)