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TexasTowelie

(113,624 posts)
Sun Apr 16, 2017, 11:51 PM Apr 2017

Cuomo and Clinton hail free college plan in joint appearance

[font size=3]Gov. Cuomo cites former presidential candidate as inspiration for measure[/font]

New York -- In a relatively rare appearance since her Election Day loss in November, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to hail the passage of tuition-free state college for families with an income less than $125,000 in New York.

The measure — passed in the state budget on Sunday — is the first of its kind in the nation, and an idea brought to the fore during the Democratic presidential primary by both Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Cuomo said it was an "outrageously ambitious idea, but an irrefutably smart idea." He credited Clinton as "the inspiration for the idea" and called Clinton "our inspiration, and our champion."

"I'll take it, I'll take it," Clinton said, taking the podium at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.

The legislation, and credit from Clinton, could burnish Cuomo's credentials if he runs for president in 2020. Cuomo is a longtime ally of the Clintons, having served as the state's top housing official in former President Bill Clinton's Cabinet.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Cuomo-and-Clinton-hail-free-college-plan-in-joint-11069935.php

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Cuomo and Clinton hail free college plan in joint appearance (Original Post) TexasTowelie Apr 2017 OP
This was in Hillary's platform. murielm99 Apr 2017 #1
CUOMO ROCKS! He's an example of an honorable and loyal Democrat! NurseJackie Apr 2017 #13
Honorable and loyal Democrats are the best! Cary Apr 2017 #14
Andrew is following in the mold of his father, Mario, and.... George II Apr 2017 #2
Dinner guests attributed this to trump Deb Apr 2017 #3
I can't even wrap my head around how anyone could get to that conclusion. synergie Apr 2017 #5
What? That's not what the DeVos voucher program provides?? Amimnoch Apr 2017 #12
K&R Jamaal510 Apr 2017 #4
I'm glad to see NY is making progress BainsBane Apr 2017 #6
Yes, progress, just to get back to where we were! For NYC, anyway. thesquanderer Apr 2017 #8
k&r DesertRat Apr 2017 #7
This is excellent news for New Yorkers - and that it's being promoted by prominent Dems is great! Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #9
Very interesting editorial. TexasTowelie Apr 2017 #10
We're even including Malia Obama - since she's also taking "a gap year." Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #11
K&R mcar Apr 2017 #15
Yeah for Hillary Clinton and Governor Cuomo Gothmog Apr 2017 #16
Congratulations NY! NastyRiffraff Apr 2017 #17
Kick and rec! zappaman Apr 2017 #18
K&R brer cat Apr 2017 #19
They Love Hillary in New York! Cha Apr 2017 #20
Yes shenmue Apr 2017 #21

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
13. CUOMO ROCKS! He's an example of an honorable and loyal Democrat!
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 07:48 AM
Apr 2017
Cuomo said it was an "outrageously ambitious idea, but an irrefutably smart idea." He credited Clinton as "the inspiration for the idea" and called Clinton "our inspiration, and our champion."



George II

(67,782 posts)
2. Andrew is following in the mold of his father, Mario, and....
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 12:11 AM
Apr 2017

....thankfully his NY constituent, Hillary, concurs with the plan. More states should do this.

 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
12. What? That's not what the DeVos voucher program provides??
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 05:25 AM
Apr 2017

Who'd have thunk.



So ironic that the information age, where so much information is right at everyone's fingertips is also the low information voter age.

thesquanderer

(12,142 posts)
8. Yes, progress, just to get back to where we were! For NYC, anyway.
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 02:13 AM
Apr 2017

NYC had free tuition (CUNY) until 1976. So it's not a new idea around here!

Rhiannon12866

(211,651 posts)
9. This is excellent news for New Yorkers - and that it's being promoted by prominent Dems is great!
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 02:33 AM
Apr 2017

Coincidentally, I read this editorial in my local paper today which lists the limits that I hadn't known about before. I was hoping this would help my friend who has returned to college in her 40s, made the Dean's List at community college and plans to enter a Master's program next fall. But since she didn't do this in only 4 years - and isn't just out of high school - it appears she doesn't qualify. Bear in mind, I live in a Republican area.

EDITORIAL: Free tuition comes with too many strings attached
http://poststar.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-free-tuition-comes-with-too-many-strings-attached/article_076d7317-fb69-50c4-a869-7bc6be5adb2d.html

TexasTowelie

(113,624 posts)
10. Very interesting editorial.
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 03:09 AM
Apr 2017

It certainly forces someone to make a commitment to enroll in college immediately after high school in order to receive the free tuition. It sounds like I would have been eligible, but I would have been classified as a traditional student.

Hopefully as time passes they will be able to expand the program to include those that did not fit the "traditional student" classification. There are plenty of students that take off a year between high school and college. I've found that those people learned as much being outside a school structure than those who remained in it as traditional students.

Rhiannon12866

(211,651 posts)
11. We're even including Malia Obama - since she's also taking "a gap year."
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 03:27 AM
Apr 2017

(I started typing "the president's daughter..." )

I actually sent an article about the free public tuition announcement to my friend, just assuming that she'd qualify, but then today I read this. It's been tough for her since she's working two jobs part time, is married and has a young daughter at home, so she's looking for all the help she can get. With a 4.0 at the local community college (which she completed in one year since she started college years ago), she has a number of scholarship offers, but her choice of schools is going to be limited by which one will help her the most. And all the schools are in Albany, so she's saving for a car - her husband needs the one they have to transport himself and the daughter - and it's an hour trip. She's tried taking the bus, but that involves riding for two hours one way and the stopping and starting makes her car sick. I have to give her a lot of credit, I don't think I could have managed all this the first time around!

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
17. Congratulations NY!
Mon Apr 17, 2017, 11:32 AM
Apr 2017

This looks like a great program, and one Hillary has been pushing for. It's indeed an "outrageously ambitious" but "irrefutably smart idea." I'm glad Cuomo shared the credit with Hillary. Both good Democrats!

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