And no, I am not talking about proposed immigration legislation. Rather, I refer to the tax-credit scholarship program that has been growing in Georgia; a similar law in Arizona was upheld in a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court released today.
Andrew Coulson at the libertarian Cato Institute explains why this ruling is great news for fans of school choice:
Ruling in ACSTO v. Winn today, the United States Supreme upheld Arizona’s k-12 scholarship tax credit program. Under this program, individuals receive a tax cut if they donate to a non-profit scholarship fund that gives out private school tuition aid.
Today’s decision, a reversal of an earlier ruling by the 9th Circuit, found that the respondents had no right to sue to stop the AZ program because they have not been harmed by it. …
Respondents alleged that cutting a person’s taxes is equivalent to spending government money — and since taxpayers are receiving credits for donations to religious organizations, that was