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More Tax Credit Haggling Seen In Albany

More Tax Credit Haggling Seen In Albany

The state legislature and Gov. George Pataki are expected to continue haggling over the scope and nature of a child tax credit following Pataki’s budget vetoes last week.

The governor, who favors a credit that would aid education spending, nixed a plan ironed out by the Assembly and Senate that would award $330 to the parents of every child in the state between ages 4 and 17.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver intends to override the veto.

"Since education tax credits are not part of the budget the governor considers unconstitutional, this won’t get tied up in court battles," said Michael Tobman, director of TeachNYS, a group lobbying for a tax break. "Hopefully, it will be decided through give and take."

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