In mid-March, the Pennsylvania House voted to extend the state’s popular tax credit scholarship programs to thousands more students. HB 250, sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai, expands the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) by $50 million and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by $25 million—a combined 43 percent increase!
Together, these programs enabled more than 50,000 students to attend the schools of their choice in 2014-15.
We applaud the House and Speaker Turzai for acting to give thousands more students access to educational options that best meet their unique needs. We hope the Senate will act quickly to expand these life-changing programs!