TOWN OF AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Timothy Dolan are making two appearances together Tuesday, including one in Eggertsville, to push support for the Education Investment Tax Credit, which they say will give parents more choice when it comes to their children’s educations by helping provide funding to make private schools more accessible to families.
If approved by lawmakers, the Education Investment Tax Credit would give tax breaks to people who make donations to schools to help fund scholarships and would give tax credits to low and middle income families to help cover part of the cost of private school tuition. It would also give a $200 tax credit to private and public school teachers for buying supplies for students, which they often do out of their own pockets without reimbursements now.
Governor Cuomo tried and failed to get lawmaker approval for the tax credit last year. Now, he is trying again.
Cuomo and Cardinal Dolan are scheduled to speak at the Eggertsville Youth and Community Center at 1 p.m.