Tedisco: Governor “Breaking Bad”

Statement from Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) on the Governor’s plan to provide free college education for state prison inmates


“We’re a compassionate state and believe that people deserve second chances after they’ve served their time but it shouldn’t come at the expense of honest, hard-working, law-abiding taxpayers who, in many instances, can’t afford to pay their property taxes and send their own children to college.”


“Students are mortgaging a lifetime of debt to pay for college loans yet the governor thinks criminals should get free college tuition. Rewarding criminal behavior with free college education reinforces their actions and makes them smarter criminals.” 


“This is definitely ‘Breaking Bad’ by potentially turning a bunch of Jesse Pinkmans into Walter Whites – all on the taxpayer’s dime.”


“Soon we will be the only state where honesty and hard work are trumped by being a bad criminal. Only in New York. When can New Yorkers wake up from this nightmare?”