Yes on HB250 – Help give more families education options

March 13, 2017 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , ,

Legislative Alert: House Bill 250

Pennsylvania’s landmark programs, the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), have helped parents make the best choice for their children’s education. Under these programs, businesses are allowed to direct some of their tax dollars as a credit to be used as scholarships for families to help send their children to the schools of their choice.

House Bill 250 (HB250), championed by State Representative Mike Turzai, would increase the available tax credits significantly – a $50 million increase to the EITC program and a $25 million increase to the OSTC program. (This $75 million increase is compared to the nearly $6 billion proposed funding for basic education in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.)

Our Family Choice Scholarship Program, part of EITC and OSTC, has allowed PA Family Institute to help thousands of Pennsylvania families find the best education for their children.

TAKE ACTION: Please contact your State Representative and ask for their support of HB250. A vote in the PA House may come up as early as today. For their phone number, use our Citizen Action Center (scroll to the bottom and enter your zip code) or click here for a list of PA State Representatives.

To learn more about our Family Choice Scholarship Program, go to myfamilychoice.org.

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