- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Cardinal Timothy Dolan has visited the New York state Capitol to encourage lawmakers to pass Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed tax credit for low-income families who enroll their children in private schools.

The Catholic leader met with top lawmakers and the Democratic governor on Monday to discuss the proposal, one of several items on the legislative agenda as lawmakers enter the last three weeks of their annual session.

Cuomo also wants the state to offer tax credits for private donations to public schools and scholarships for students from low- and middle-income families who attend either private schools or public schools outside their local district.

Dolan says the measure is intended to help the families of poor children while encouraging wealthier individuals to make contributions to support education through their private donations.

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