Last night, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a large crowd at Bais Yaakov in Borough Park. Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was asked to speak as well and he took the occasion to praise the Governor profusely for all of his past accomplishments. “But there’s still one job left to do,” said Assemblyman Hikind who then publicly called on Governor Cuomo to make Education Investment Tax Credits a personal issue.
“Our parents are literally struggling to send their children to yeshivas,” said Hikind. “They do this because our community values education above all else. But our parents need relief. Too many of our families are struggling just to put food on the table and yet their largest expense is educating their children and ensuring their futures.
“By making Education Investment Tax Credits a reality, we will positively impact every single family in our community. This is our number one priority. The time for tuition relief for our families is now.”
Following the Assemblyman’s words, Governor Cuomo not only agreed with Assemblyman Hikind, he called Hikind “his hero” and stressed how Hikind’s leadership had done so much for the community. The Governor then stated that Education Investment Credits were a matter of justice and that it was his “profound wish to resolve all issues.” This was followed by a standing ovation.