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Montana high court weighs ban on religious school tax credit

 


By MATT VOLZ

Associated Press

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on reinstating a ban on tax credits for donations that go toward scholarships for students who attend private religious schools.

Montana revenue officials and public education advocates urged the justices to reverse a Kalispell judge’s order last year and prevent religious schools from benefiting from the tax credit program.

Attorneys for the parents of three religious school students, however, asked the justices to toss the ban because it is discriminatory and no public money is being used for re...



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