private schools http://nhpr.org en Gallus Joins Four North Country Reps Favoring Private School Tax Credits http://nhpr.org/post/gallus-joins-four-north-country-reps-favoring-private-school-tax-credits <p>Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, has joined only four North Country members of the House in supporting a bill that would give a business a tax credit when it donates to a parochial or private school.</p><p>As NHPR&rsquo;s Dan Gorenstein <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/senate-passes-ed-tax-credit-plan">reported </a>the Senate Wednesday passed <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1607.html">House Bill 1607</a>.</p><p>Advocates of the bill say it gives less wealthy families more choices in where they wish to send their children.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 18:54:33 +0000 Chris Jensen 5029 at http://nhpr.org Lawmakers Consider Education Tax Credits http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-consider-education-tax-credits <p>Lawmakers heard testimony Monday about a bill that would give public school students an average of $2,500 for homeschooling or private school attendance.</p><p>The funds would come from a tax credit given to businesses that donate to state-certified scholarship programs.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;In the last decade eight states have launched education tax credit programs to expand educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of students,&rdquo; said House Majority DJ Bettencourt, who sponsored the legislation.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:04:57 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1511 at http://nhpr.org