House Education Committee hearing corporate tax credit scholarship bill

The House Ed Committee held a hearing on the corporate tax credit scholarship bill (which was defeated last year). This is another ALEC bill and is a voucher bill in disguise. It allows corporations to donate money to “scholarship granting organizations” which is then given to private (often religious) schools as “scholarships” for low-income students (up to almost double the federal poverty income level). The corporations then get a 70% tax credit for their donations, further reducing revenues to the State General Fund, from which public schools are funded. There are no oversight provisions for the private schools receiving funding, and they are not subject to the laws and standards applicable to public schools. Contact members of the House Education Committee and urge them to oppose House Sub 22. Here are the contacts:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Here is the ALEC boilerplate bill:

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