Cuomo Includes Education Tax Credit, Passed By State Senate, In Budget; De Blasio Opposes

by Suzanne Vega

January 21, 2015

The Republican-controlled State Senate passed a controversial bill today that gives a tax credit to people and companies donating money to public schools and private school scholarship funds.

This bill could help numerous schools, private and public, with children from all different backgrounds and economic levels, and has been an issue driven by both Jewish and Catholic community leaders over the past years.

The Education Investment Tax Credit is backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republicans in support of private schools and charter schools, and Democratic State Senator Simcha Felder.

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