Bishops upset over failure of New York tax credit


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ALBANY — New York's bishops are unhappy that state lawmakers finished their regular session without approving a tax credit that could have helped Catholic schools.

New York City Cardinal Timothy Dolan had personally lobbied this year for a tax credit for charitable donations made for educational purposes. Supporters hoped the resulting infusion of scholarship money could have saved some struggling Catholic schools.

Lawmakers left Albany last week without passing the bill.

New York State Catholic Conference executive director Richard Barnes says the bishops of New York will continue to discuss this “failure of leadership" in the months ahead with Catholic school families.

The Catholic Conference represents the state's bishops in public policy matters.


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