Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in a statement on Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include a tax credit aimed at strengthening parochial schools in his 2015-16 budget proposal.

“I urge Governor Cuomo to include the Education Investment Tax Credit in his Executive Budget to send a strong signal that in New York every student deserves access to a first-class education and the limitless opportunities that come with it,” Skelos, a Nassau County Republican, said in a statement. “And rather than being forced to simply lower their expectations, parents whose children are trapped in failing schools should have real options when it comes to furthering their child’s education and securing their future.”

The bill, which has floundered in Albany, would provide a deduction to those who provide donations to religious schools.

It’s a long-sought measure for both the Catholic church — especially Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who has personally lobbied on the issue.

The tax credit is also strongly backed by Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat who conferences with Republicans in the Senate, and was given his own subcommittee on education to chair.

Cuomo is expected to unveil his budget proposal on Wednesday.