Voucher backers seek new Arizona school tax creditby The Associated Press on May. 15, 2009, under Education, Local, Special
PHOENIX — School-choice backers are proposing new state income tax credits to replace private school voucher programs that a court ruled were unconstitutional. And they want Gov. Jan Brewer to call lawmakers into special session to get that done in time for the next school year.
Chandler Republican Rep. Steve Yarbrough says the proposed legislation would create new individual and corporate tax credits for donations for tuition grants for disabled and foster children attending private schools.
Yarbrough says the proposal is a reaction to a March Arizona Supreme Court ruling that overturned voucher programs for disabled and foster children. The court previously upheld an existing state individual income tax credit.
A Brewer spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment.