Once again, prohibitions on funding religion don’t stand in the way of school choice.
In the latest case, a Montana court ruled religious schools could participate in a tax credit scholarship program.
A group of moms backed by the Institute for Justice had challenged regulations that kept religious schools out of the program.
The Associated Press reported the ruling late last month:
[District Judge Heidi Ulbricht] found that the program is funded through tax credits, not appropriations, and the constitution does not address the use of tax credits. “Non-refundable tax credits simply do not involve the expenditure of money that the state has in its treasury,” Ulbright wrote.