Gov. Cuomo celebrates free college victory with ceremonial signing
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took part in a ceremonial bill signing at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City to tout his free college tuition plan.
"College is what high school was 70 years ago. It is not a luxury necessity, and if we're not going to have it on the federal level, we're not going to be denied it in New York," said Gov. Cuomo.
The plan gives free tuition to students who attend state schools. To qualify, a student's parents must make less than $125,000. Students who get a free ride at CUNY and SUNY schools must live and work in New York for up to four years after graduation.
The governor was joined by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the signing.
"I am so grateful to my friend, and our governor for taking this idea and not just talking about, but actually making it happen for the young men and women of our state," she said.