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.
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