Basketball, Pizza and iPods?

Can anybody confirm this tidbit from a Conservative Party press release hailing the governor for his veto on the education tax credit?

Michael R. Long, State Chairman of the New York State Conservative Party stated that the Party “firmly believes that the parents of school age children are entitled to tax-relief if they are spending the money on educational needs. The language of the legislature was non-specific so parents could spend it on anything, including basketball, pizza or ipods.”

It seemed to me that the language was non-specific so that parents could use the credit for tutoring and other outside educational resources they may need for their children.

—Nicole Brydson

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