Bishop pushes Education Investment Tax Credit legislation

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bishop Richard Malone rallied with hundreds of students, parents and educators to urge lawmakers to approve legislation that will increase charitable donations to public schools and scholarships for low-income and working family students looking to attend parochial and other private schools.

According to the Buffalo Diocese, the Education Investment Tax Credit would help people afford making charitable donations for educational purposes. Malone says it would benefit public and private schools.

Malone says if the Education Investment Tax Credit was enacted sooner, it would have lessened the need for the restructuring of schools in the diocese, which is closing 10 Catholic elementary schools at the end of this school year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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