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.

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