The Tuscon Citizen reports – The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday handed school-choice supporters a win, upholding the constitutionality of a state tax break for businesses’ donations to help pay for tuition grants for students attending private schools.
A split three-judge panel’s majority opinion said the state corporate income tax credit “passes constitutional muster” because it doesn’t violate state or federal constitutional provisions dealing with religion and education. The credit serves a valid nonreligious educational purpose without excessive government entanglement in religion, the opinion said.
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As advocates of constitutionally permissible aid to empower parents to choose the best education for their children, we at the Orthodox Union are very pleased to see the state of Arizona continuing their tax credit program.