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New York News
Tue March 18, 2014
Cardinal Dolan, Bishops, Lobby For Education Tax Credit
New York City's Cardinal Timothy Dolan and bishops around the state lobbied Tuesday in Albany for a tax credit that would help Catholic schools.
Dolan and the bishops met with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to advocate for a new tax credit for charitable donations made for educational purposes. The legislation would eventually add up to $300 million a year for education, with half going to public school programs and half going to scholarships for students who attend private schools.
The state Senate has previously approved a bill with the investment tax credit.
The New York State Catholic Conference is now asking state leaders to include the credit in the budget due April 1.
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