Cuomo promotes NY education tax credit for private schools

With a month left in the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is promoting a vote on a tax credit to help families in private schools. Many religious groups support the bill, but not without controversy.

Cuomo on Sunday made a swing through New York City churches and a Brooklyn yeshiva to promote his Parental Choice in Education Act, which would provide $150 million in education tax credits to aid private schools and provide other incentives to public and private schools.

With a month left in the legislative session, the Democratic governor urged the Legislature, in particular the Democratic-led Assembly, to put the bill to a vote. The measure is backed by religious groups and Senate Republicans, but opposed by the powerful teachers’ unions that are aligned with Assembly Democrats.

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