On May 11, the Pa House of Representatives passed House Bill 752 with a vote of 166-26.
House Bill 752 increases funding for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by $100 million.
Both programs are funded by companies that contribute to scholarship organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The longstanding EITC program has given more than 450,000 scholarships to help students attend the school of their choice, including Catholic schools.
The three-year-old OSTC program has given nearly 9,000 more scholarships for students who live in communities with the lowest performing public schools.
Now House Bill 752 heads to the Senate, and your senator needs to hear from you. Even if you already contacted your representative, now is the time to email your senator!