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Michigan Launches Private School Tax Break Petition Drive

Nov. 1, 2021, 6:15 PM

Michigan private school advocates announced a petition drive Monday aimed at creating a $500 million state income tax break program fueling private and religious schools.

The campaign seeks to codify a bill package (S.B. 687 and S.B. 688) that would implement a state-run “student opportunity scholarship” program allowing parents to receive income tax credits for money used by educational scholarship organizations. These funds in turn could pay for religious or other private education, as well as school supplies.

If the group—Let MI Kids Learn—gathers more than the roughly 340,000 valid registered voter signatures it needs, the measure ...