Joint Statement From NYS Senate Co-Leader Dean G. Skelos and State Senator Marty Golden

Dean G. Skelos

March 27, 2014

We agree with Assemblyman Moya that the Dream Act should not be coupled with a proposal to create an Education Investment Tax Credit.  The two items should stand separately and be judged on their merits.

Last week, legislation to approve the Dream Act was defeated on the floor of the Senate, but both co-leaders of the chamber believed it deserved a vote. 

Like Cardinal Dolan, we support the Education Investment Tax Credit because it would create bright new educational opportunities for countless New Yorkers, including immigrants and the poor.  We should move swiftly to get it done.