ORTHODOX UNION, RCA AND BISHOPS CONFERENCE JOIN EFFORTS TO ENACT TAX CREDIT BILL; LEGISLATION WOULD ASSIST STUDENTS IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Representatives of the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops met yesterday for their semi-annual meeting to discuss issues affecting the Jewish and Catholic communities.
Included in the agenda was the proposed Education Investment Tax Credit Legislation (A.1826/S.4099), designed to increase individual and corporate donations for education by enhancing long-standing tax benefits provided under current law from a tax exemption to a tax credit. The bill would help both public and private schools alike by dividing the tax credits evenly between donations made to public schools, including non-profit organizations supporting public schools, and donations made to scholarship organizations that provide scholarships for students to attend private schools.
Pictured (l to r), front row: Maury Litwack of the OU; Professor David Berger of Yeshiva University; Bishop William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Center; Rabbi Joseph Karasick of the OU; Darcy Hirsh of the UJA-Federation of New York; Jeff Leb of the OU; and Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt of the Young Israel of Woodmere.
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The Orthodox Union is the nation's largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization; its Institute for Public Affairs (IPA) leads the Union's advocacy efforts in Washington, DC and state capitals.
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