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 and other discriminatory attacks in New York, the Governor is proposing a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law to include mass violence motivated by hate, creating a new A-1 class felony punishable by up to life in prison without parole. The Governor is also proposing New York schools add a curriculum that teaches civic values and the state’s rich history of diversity and religious freedom. The Battery Park City Authority will develop a plan to expand the Museum of Jewish Heritage on the Holocaust to be a learning destination for school children across the state.
Education for All
• Expanding Free College Tuition to More Middle Class Families: To expand the transformational opportunity of the Excelsior Scholarship to more middle class
NEW!
families, Governor Cuomo is proposing to raise the Excelsior eligibility threshold from $125,000 to $150,000 of adjusted gross family income for New York’s families. By increasing the threshold, more than 230,000, or nearly 58 percent of New York resident students will go to a SUNY or CUNY college tuition free.
Healthier New York
Improving Public Health
• Crackdown on Illegal Cigarette Sales: To further reduce smoking rates, ensure the State is not deprived of needed revenue, protect law- abiding retailers from unfair competition and prevent youth from getting access to tobacco products Governor Cuomo will introduce legislation to give the Department of Taxation and Finance new tools to counter
the ability of unscrupulous retailers to continue selling cigarettes. The measure will permit DTF to shut-down offending retailers altogether by revoking their authority to collect retail sales and other taxes from customers and increase penalties for illegally selling tobacco products to minors.
• Stop Vaping Products from Getting into the Hands of Youth: To protect youth from tobacco products, the Governor will introduce a comprehensive package to: ban the sale of flavored vaping products;
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