Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Arizona Governor Brewer Acts On Pro-Life And School Choice Bills

Governor Brewer took action on three important bills yesterday. The good news is that she signed legislation (HB 2384) to prohibit tax credits for donations to organizations that provide or refer for abortions.
Additionally, Governor Brewer signed into law an innovative measure (SB 1553) that will create state funded education savings accounts for disabled students to use for a variety of purposes, including tuition at private schools.
Unfortunately, however, Governor Brewer expressed concerns about, and vetoed, a wide ranging bill (HB 2581) that would have, among other things, increased the tuition tax credit limits for married couples and individuals by fifty percent.
The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is extremely grateful to the nearly 1,000 people who e-mailed Governor Brewer in support of HB 2581.
While (ACC) cannot help but be disappointed with the veto of HB 2581, they are encouraged by Governor Brewer’s history of supporting these measures as well as yesterdays statement that she will still work to find ways to expand school choice.

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