Tag Archives: Legislation

Apr 04 2011

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program | April 4, 2011


Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program | April 4, 2011

Arizona school children and their parents won a major victory in the United States Supreme Court today. In a 5-4 decision, the court upheld Arizona’s Scholarship Tax Credit Program that enables thousands of families to send their children to the school of their choice.

The program allows Arizonans to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for donations to School Tuition Organizations (STO), which then allocate scholarships to deserving students. The more than 50 nonprofit STOs in Arizona award scholarships annually to about 27,000 students. Continue reading

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Nov 03 2010

U.S. Supreme Court likely to vindicate legality of Arizona school choice program | November 3, 2010


School choice is back before the U.S. Supreme Court today with Garriott v. Winn, a lawsuit that involves a challenge to Arizona’s 13-year-old scholarship tax credit program. The program funds more than 27,000 scholarships for students to attend private schools. The state authorizes an income tax credit of up to $500 for individual contributions, and $1,000 for married couples, to privately operated School Tuition Organizations. In turn, these organizations award scholarships to cover private-school tuitions. Continue reading

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Nov 02 2010

Advocates Defend School Choice Before the U.S. Supreme Court | November 2, 2010



Washington, D.C. (November 2, 2010) – School choice will again take center stage in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 3, at 10 AM EDT as the constitutionality of a scholarship tax credit program in Arizona is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

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Oct 19 2010

Arizona School Choice Fight Goes to U.S. Supreme Court | October 19, 2010


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Oct 18 2010

Arizona Tax Credits Serve Low- and Moderate-Income Families



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May 24 2010

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Anti-School-Choice 9th Circuit Decision | May 24, 2010


Education Choice Advocates Hope Court Will Reverse Ninth Circuit, Declare Tax Credit Program Constitutional

Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2010) -
Supporters of school choice programs that provide children with educational opportunity will once again have their day in court—in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court decided today that it would hear an appeal to a Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that declared an Arizona school choice program unconstitutional. Continue reading

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May 11 2010

Arizona Legislature adopts sweeping education reforms | May 11, 2010




GOLDWATER INSTITUTE DAILY – MAY 11, 2010
Read the online version of this Daily Email here.

This session Arizona lawmakers enacted some of the most far-reaching K-12 education reforms in state history. The changes have received little attention from any Arizona media so far. But you can bet you’ll hear much more as the state implements the new laws. Continue reading

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Apr 05 2010

A Look at Arizona’s Private Education Tax Credit


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Mar 10 2010

Arizona House Moves to Improve Tuition Tax Credit Program | March 10, 2010




GOLDWATER INSTITUTE DAILY – NOVEMBER 23, 2009
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Through the magic of public access television, I recently watched debate before the state House of Representatives on bills to reform the tuition scholarship tax credit program. I’m happy to report that legislators engaged in a substantive discussion and adopted amendments from both parties…

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Nov 17 2009

Listen to November 16, 2009, Meeting of the Private School Tax Credit Review Committee



As a follow up to a recent blog post, a recording of the 2nd Private School Tax Credit Review Committee Meeting that was held on November 16, 2009 can be found here. Continue reading

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