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Nevada families going sue over legislation that eliminated tax credits that fund scholarship program

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 02:22s - Published
Nevada families going sue over legislation that eliminated tax credits that fund scholarship program

Nevada families going sue over legislation that eliminated tax credits that fund scholarship program

Hundreds of families who depend on education scholarships from a state program won't be getting the money they need.

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SOME PARENTS ARE WONDERING.....IF THEY WILL BE FORCED TO SENDTHEIR KIDS TO A DIFFERENTSCHOOL..THAT'S BECAUSE....HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES......WHO DEPEND ON SCHOLARSHIPS.....FROM A STATE PROGRAM.....WON'T BE GETTING THE MONEY.....THEY NEED..THE LEGISLATURE PASSED A BILLELIMINATING THE TAX CREDITWHICH PAYS FOR THEM..AS 13 ACTION NEWS ANCHOR CARLAWADE EXPLAINS..THE CASE IS HEADING TO COURT..THOSE FAMILIES.ARE ASKING THE COURT TO STRIKEDOWN THE LAW AND RESTORE THOSETAX CREDITS SO THEIR CHILDRENCAN CONTINUE TO ATTEND THESCHOOLS CHOSEN FOR THEM.STANDING OUTSIDE THE CLARKCOUNTY JUSTICE CENTER ...THESEFAMILIES...WHO RELY ON THENEVADA EDUCATIONAL CHOICESCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM EXPLAINEDWHY THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSEIT.53:51 " IF I DONT GET THATPARTICULAR ASSISTANCE.I DO KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SHEEXCELLED AT INNOVATION ACADEMY.TAKE SOT KEYSHA NEWELL/MOTHER15: 53:21 "I DO NOT WANT HER TOGO BACKWARDS.I WANT HER TO CONTINUE TOEXCEL.AND I'M JUST SO AFRAID THAT IFSHE IS NOT GIVEN THISSAYS A BILL PASSED BY THELEGISLATURE TO RAISE MONEY FORTHE GENERAL FUND ELIMINATED THETAX CREDITS THAT PAY FOR THESCHOOLARSHIP --VIOLATED THENEVADA CONSTITUTION.THE INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICEATTORNEY IS FILING SUIT INCLARK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT ONBEHALF OF MOTHERS LIKE NEWELLWHO DEPEND ON THE SCHOLARSHIPTO KEEP THEIR KIDS IN THEIRCHOSEN SCHOOLS.43:45 "IF NEVADA WANTS TO BOOSTREVENUES FOR THE GENERAL FUNDIT NEEDS A 2/3 MAJORITY VOTEAND IT CANT SIMPLY DO IT BYTHANKS TO THE PROGRAM.15:47:12 "HIS GRADES WENT UP.MY DAUGHTER'S GRADES WENT UP.THE EDUCATION WAS GREAT.BEING IN PRIVATE SCHOOL IS SOMUCH BETTER." 47:20 TAKE SOTJOSHUA HOUSE/ INSTITUTE FORJUSTICE ATTORNEY 44:26 AND THEFACT IS THAT WEALTHY FAMILIESALREADY HAVE SCHOOL CHOICE .THIS IS A PROGRAM TO PROMOTE44:37 HOUSE SAYS THE SUIT ASKSTHE COURT TO ORDER THAT BILLNOT GO INTO EFFECT AND TORESTORE THE TAX CREDITS TO FUNDTHE PROGRAM.WE REACHED OUT TO THEDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANDSPOKESPERSON SAID HE CANNOTCOMMENT ON PENDING LEGISLATION.CARLA WADE, 13 ACTION NEWS.A PEDESTRIAN IS RECOVERINGTONIGHT.....AFTER BEING HIT BY A




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