Alabama Governor Approves Changes to Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Published June 14, 2015

The governor approved changes to the Alabama Accountability Act, which provides tax credit scholarships for some students to attend private schools. Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed modifications to the law on June 9, the Associated Press reports.

One of the changes would raise the cap on charitable donations from $25 million to $30 million. Those who donate to student scholarships then receive income tax credits. Low- and middle-income families with children in failing schools are eligible for the scholarships, though the changes to the Accountability Act may also narrow the income requirements for students receiving them.  

Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York.

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