Tuition-Free College Plan Could Boost Support for Cuomo

Tuition-Free Two-Year College Would Come With Risks and Potential Rewards for Cuomo
– Politico

Politico interviewed Manatt’s Bruce Gyory, a senior advisor with the government and regulatory practice, for an article about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to introduce a proposal for tuition-free two-year college. The move will make a splash in state education policy and could draw wider attention, with the governor rumored to be considering a presidential run in 2020.

A tuition-free two-year college proposal, along with plans to match students with training for available jobs (which has been both an economic and educational priority for the Cuomo administration), could help Cuomo with the portion of the population Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton failed to carry, should he decide to run for president, Gyory said.

“When you look at what really helps you succeed both as a governor and for those governors who aspire beyond, it’s not the narrow politics that get you there,” Gyory said. “What gets you there both as a governor and in the national debate is if you come up with innovative ideas that help a broad cross section of the population.”

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