OU Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Advancement of Education Tax Credit Program

21 Jan 2015

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for advancing the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) by including it in today’s joint State of the State and Executive Budget speech, and the State Senate for passing EITC as a stand-alone bill earlier today.

The top priority during the 2015 Legislative Session for OU Advocacy-Teach NYS is passing the EITC bill — which could provide an unprecedented amount of funding for New York’s non-public schools — and ensuring that the program benefits the broadest swath of New York’s schoolchildren.

Jake Adler, New York director of policy for OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, noted that the OU is grateful to the entire State Senate, particularly Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, for their unwavering support of the EITC bill. “With the passage of EITC by the Senate and inclusion in the Governor’s budget proposal, the EITC is closer to passing than ever before,” said Mr. Adler.

Read the full press release on the OU Advocacy website.