NH Supreme Court Upholds Educational Voucher Tax Credit

By Ama Sarfo (August 28, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT) -- New Hampshire's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state education tax credit program that funds scholarships for religious and private school students, after finding the program's challengers lacked authority to bring the suit because they failed to show how the program specifically affects them.

A trial court said the tax credit violated the state constitution, which prevents New Hampshire from giving tax revenue to religious schools. On appeal, the high court shied away from that issue and instead reversed the lower court on grounds that a 2012 amendment that allows taxpayers to establish standing to sue without showing personal injury is...

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