Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave non-committal answers earlier this morning on whether the Dream Act and a program that would allow higher-education courses in prisons would be included in the state budget.

The Dream Act, a bill that would provide for tuition assistance to the children of undocumented immigrants, failed to be approved by the state Senate in a vote on Monday.

Advocates, meanwhile, have called on Cuomo to include spending for the plan in the state budget.

Asked about that effort on Thursday, Cuomo would only state the current situation at play for the measure.

“The speaker supports the Dream Act, I support the Dream Act,” he said. “The Senate’s position is that they took a vote on the Dream Act and the Dream Act went down.”

Cuomo was similarly non-committal on a plan he proposed earlier this year that would allow prison inmates to take higher-education courses.

The plan has been blasted by Republicans and at least one Democrat in the state Senate, Rochester’s Ted O’Brien, says he is voting against any proposal.

Cuomo was asked if he’ll include any spending on prison plan in his budget, but said he and state lawmakers haven’t reached the issue yet.

“It would have to be in the budget. If you’re going to use public money it’s going to have to be in the budget,” he saud.

He added, “I think it’s a good idea.”