N.H. Supreme Court upholds education tax credit law


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Supreme Court has left intact a state law that creates a business education tax credit to fund scholarships to private schools.

In its unanimous ruling Thursday, the justices vacated a lower court ruling that deemed unconstitutional part of the law making religious school students eligible for scholarships.

The program was passed in 2012 by Republican lawmakers who overrode a veto by then-Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat.

Gov. Maggie Hassan, also a Democrat, made repeal of the law a priority but Republicans blocked repeal efforts.

Program supporters say it promotes educational freedom and choice for low-income families.

The justices ruled that challengers to the law failed to identify any personal injury they suffered, saying they had no right to sue in the first place.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions