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Last updated:  April 14, 2014  
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EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

Our union has worked with the Archdiocese and with the New York State Catholic Conference in support of the Education Investment Tax Credit bill.  We worked to have this bill be included in the state budget.  Sadly, it was not included.  Money was found for charter schools and the state’s universal pre-kindergarten program.  Public schools received an increase in funding.  Who was left out of the picture?  Our Catholic schools and other faith-based and independent schools were left out!

Please read the letter Cardinal Dolan recently sent home with our students.  You can also click on the links below to read the articles that have been written about the failure of our legislators and our governor to deliver what was promised. 

Please contact your legislators and the governor to let them know that this issue is important to you and to our schools.  It continues to be a matter of fairness and justice.

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RECENT ARTICLES   (Please click to read)

New York Post Op-Ed, April 1, 2014, Cardinal Dolan -- "2nd Class Citizens"

Long Island Catholic, April 1, 2014, Bishop William Murphy -- "Education Tax Credits Thrown Under the Bus"

Newsday, April 7, 2014, Bart Jones -- "Bishop William Murphy, Others Decry Lack of Private-School Tax Credits in Budget"

 

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