Ga. Senate OKs scholarship tax credit changes - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Ga. Senate OKs scholarship tax credit changes

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has approved changes to a tax credit program that provides scholarships for children to attend private schools.

State senators voted unanimously Thursday to support the changes, which include a reporting requirement on the average household income of recipients and requires eligible students to have attended public school for at least six weeks with a few exceptions.

Under the system, people can receive state tax credits by giving nonprofit scholarship providers donations of up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $2,500 for married couples.

The Southern Education Foundation had raised concerns that donors may have been allowed to earmark donations, although supporters had argued that was prohibited under the law. The Senate bill would add language specifically prohibiting that.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Three men charged in June 9 apartment complex fatal shooting

    Three men charged in June 9 apartment complex fatal shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:11:32 GMT
    More than a month following a fatal shooting at a southwest Houston apartment complex, three men have been charged in the case.
    More than a month following a fatal shooting at a southwest Houston apartment complex, three men have been charged in the case.
  • Jurors deliberate in punishment phase of Harlem Lewis capital murder trial

    Jurors deliberate in punishment phase of Harlem Lewis capital murder trial

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:50:17 GMT
    The jury is now deliberating Harlem Lewis's fate.
    The jury is now deliberating Harlem Lewis's fate.
  • Texas EquuSearch trying to find woman last seen on July 25

    Texas EquuSearch trying to find woman last seen on July 25

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:02:35 GMT
    Investigators are searching for a 43-year-old woman who was last seen in north Harris County on July 25 and Texas EquuSearch is assisting in the efforts to find her.
    Investigators are searching for a 43-year-old woman who was last seen in north Harris County on July 25 and Texas EquuSearch is assisting in the efforts to find her.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices