BRIEF: School Choice in the States – July 2021

LEGISLATION Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed into law HB 349 and SB 86  containing Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, a tax credit-funded education savings account or “tax-credit ESA” program. Joining Kentucky, this is the second program of its kind throughout the nation and is Missouri’s first educational choice program.  The Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program currently has a cap […]

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – June 2021

LEGISLATION Arizona The Arizona House and Senate passed SB 1828, a bill that expanded the tax credits available via Lexie’s Law for Disabled and Displaced Students by $1 million. Additionally, the legislature made a number of important technical modifications to Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program that will provide families with even greater freedom and flexibility to customize their children’s education. The Goldwater Institute […]

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – May 2021

LEGISLATION Arizona The Arizona House Rules Committee voted to advance SB 1452, a bill that would expand eligibility for Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program to include students from low-income families or who are assigned to district schools with a high proportion of low-income students. The bill passed the Arizona Senate Education Committee by a vote of 5-3 and is now […]