(Guest post by Greg Forster)
Last night, Iowa’s House and Senate passed a budget that expands funding for the state’s tax-credit scholarship program. If the governor signs, as expected, that will bring us to fifteen school choice enactments and officially put us not just at, but over the benchmark for Matt’s “double down challenge” in my bet with Jay Mathews.
And from what I hear, the next question isn’t whether we’ll get to sixteen. The question is, which state will get to fifteen first, and which will have to settle for sixteen – or seventeen, or eighteen . . .
PA’s EITC goes up from $60 to $65million on tomorrow with enactment of the budget.
NC just joined the party.
The Ohio budget was signed into law last night. It includes a new special needs voucher program, expansion of Ed Choice, etc. I think that gets us to 18 or 19.