OU Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to Education Tax Credit, Willingness to Hold Up State Budget If Not Approved

24 Feb 2015

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for his commitment to the Education Investment Incentives Act (EIIA), also known as the Education Tax Credit, as one of his top priorities this legislative session and for his willingness to hold up the New York State budget unless and until it includes approval of the EIIA.

Governor Cuomo supported the Education Tax Credit prominently during his reelection campaign and advanced it early in his second term by including it in his joint State of the State and Executive Budget speech in January.

“We view the governor’s willingness to play ‘hardball’ as a clear indication that he intends to pass the Education Tax Credit this year, to benefit all of New York’s children,” said Maury Litwack, Director of State Political Affairs for OU Advocacy.

Read the full press release on the OU Advocacy website.