(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
Congrats to hometown hero Seth Rau of Nevada Succeeds, winner of the 2015 Wonkathon! Mike Petrilli’s reflection on the 14 wonkathon entries is available here. Thanks to the Fordham folks for pulling it together.
In other news, I have officially lost count of the number of private choice enactments this year. Florida lawmakers circled back to expand ESA eligibility and tripled the funding for FLESA. I understand that Ohio lawmakers improved the Buckeye State’s scholarship funding. South Carolina increased funding for their tax-credit program. The Wisconsin statewide expansion is still pending. So let’s see if I can list them out:
MS special needs ESA
NV tax credit
TN special needs ESA
Ark special needs voucher
AZ ESA expansion for reservation kids
AZ tax credit expansion to S-corp donors
FL ESA expansion
OH voucher improvements
SC tax credit expansion
MT tax credit program
IN increased scholarship amounts
PA and WI are still in the works, plus I am pretty sure I am forgetting some. Still too early for the inevitable 2015 vs. 2011 post- or is it?