Over two separate receptions at the Executive Mansion on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Timothy Dolan pushed state lawmakers to support the controversial tax credit that’s aimed at boosting donations to benefit public and private schools.

The receptions — split between the Senate at 11:30 and the Assembly at 1 p.m. — were held in Albany as lawmakers face the final 10 working days of the legislative session.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan attended the Senate’s reception, while Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie met privately with Dolan in his office off the floor of the chamber.

Dolan, speaking with reporters after the meetings, said they were constructive.

“They appreciated very much the insistence by the governor which I backed up that some of the early charges would be this is a benefit to the fat cats or the rich people,” Dolan said. “That was quickly clarified.”

The bill, repackaged by the governor last month as the Parental Choice in Education Act, is aimed at encouraging donations to public schools and scholarship programs that support private and parochial schools.

The measure has been a long-sought one for Dolan and the state’s Catholic Conference, who say it can help shore up the finances of struggling parochial schools.

“There seemed to be a conciliatory atmosphere,” Dolan said of the receptions. “I found it very helpful.”

But the bill is being actively pushed back on by the New York State United Teachers, the statewide umbrella union that is urging the Democratic-led Assembly to not support the legislation.

It remains to be seen whether Dolan’s personal appeal to lawmakers can sway them. Assembly Education Committee Chairwoman Cathy Nolan said she continued to have concerns about the legislation.

Cuomo is pushing the measure after Dolan was angered by the tax credit falling out of the budget talks and the cardinal today called Cuomo “inspirational” in campaigning for the bill.

“I think if it doesn’t work, it’s going to be a great cause of frustration and people are going to shake their heads again and say, ‘See, we can’t get anything done,'” Dolan said.

Meanwhile, Assembly Democrats have grumbled that the campaign pushing the bill has unfairly targeted them in their opposition to the legislation. NYSUT has aired radio spots, but groups backing the bill are also sending mailers as well as robocalls.

“I thought much of it was unnecessary, ill-advised,” said Assemblyman Joe Morelle, the Democratic majority leader.

Still, he opened the door to the measure potentially being negotiated.

“Like many things around here when people disagree on a particular issue, you’ll see things evolve and change,” he said.