House GOP Shops Around Hybrid School Choice Plan

HARRISBURG — (June 8, 2012) In budget negotiations with the governor and Senate, House Republican leaders are advocating to expand tax credits to businesses that provide scholarship donations.

While Republicans in both chambers have sought to provide students with alternatives to public schools, the Senate has supported creating a program of taxpayer-funded vouchers for students in the worst-performing schools. The House has preferred expanding the tax credit program.

But leaders in that chamber are now arguing for a framework proposed by Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, that contains aspects of both approaches.

Click here to read the full article by Karen Langley published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 8, 2012).


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