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Golisano Proposes Tuition Grants to New York Students

Independence Party Candidate Tom Golisano

By Mark Scott

Rochester, NY – Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano says he wants to use state lottery money to help pay the college costs of high school students who earn a "B" grade or more. He introduced a proposal Wednesday to give high achieving students up to $4,500 in aid.

"If we can encourage your students to get better grades, to become better students, to become better educated, and then help them with their college tuition, what more noble cause can there be," Golisano said.

Golisano says most of the billions of dollars in lottery revenues collected by the state have gone toward things other than education.

His campaign has started running a television advertisement touting the college assistance proposal.