Private school tax break campaign files initiative signatures
A petition campaign to extend tax credits to help fund private school scholarships turned in almost half a million signatures today
The next step is for election officials to check and certify the signatures. If that happens, the question goes to the Republican-controlled Legislature. GOP state Senator Lana Theiss said approval of a veto-proof initiative is a near-certainty.
“And I think it’s imperative that we get opportunities to our children. We need different options,” said Theiss.
But Cassandra Ulbrich, a Democrat on the Michigan State Board of Education, said the question should instead go to the ballot.
“Don’t just sidestep an actual vote of the people and go ahead and pass something,” said Ulbrich.
A court challenge under the state constitution is also likely if the Legislature adopts the measure.