A bill sits on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk that could make it easier for veterans to afford to go to college here in New York. The Student Assembly of the State University of New York is lobbying for the measure. Communications Director Juliann Schindler explains it would open SUNY campuses to out-of-state vets.
GOP Congressional Candidate John Katko thought the 4th of July holiday that just passed is a good time to think about helping veterans, who he says preserve the freedoms we celebrate. He released a series of proposals Wednesday.
How much might a soldier’s combat experience cause them to commit a crime? The New York State Defenders Association says ‘a lot’ in some cases. The group is pushing a bill in Albany it says will bring more justice to court proceedings when the defendant is a veteran or active duty military. Executive Director Jonathan Gradess says he’s trying to protect a group of vulnerable service members.