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Montana gearing up for renewed school choice debate

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Education Blog, Montana  /  No Comments

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School choice supporters in Montana are pushing state legislators to introduce new reforms while they await a court decision on the constitutionality of a tax credit scholarship program enacted in 2013. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that any attempt to expand choice will be opposed by the MEA-MFT, Montana’s teacher’s union. Read more here.

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Montana tax-credit scholarship restored by court

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, Montana, National, News  /  No Comments

Flathead County District Court in Montana issued a preliminary injunction Thursday restoring the state’s school choice program after a new Department of Revenue rule had blocked families from using tax-credit scholarships to attend religiously affiliated schools. The injunction will remain in place until further action by the court. “When you exclude the religious school segment […]

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Survey: Montanans support transferring public lands to the state

By   /  March 28, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Montana, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A majority of Montanans support turning some federally-managed public lands over to the state government.

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Arkansas governor calls rolling back Medicaid expansion ‘unbiblical’

By   /  March 23, 2016  /  Arkansas, Health Care, Montana, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ending Medicaid expansion in Arkansas would be “unbiblical,” Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during a March 17 radio interview.

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A setback for school choice in Montana

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Montana  /  No Comments

With educational opportunities at risk, school choice in Montana is headed to court.

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School choice is under threat in Montana

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Montana  /  No Comments

School choice is just getting started in Montana, and new proposals are already threatening it. Earlier this year that state passed a scholarship tax credit program, which assists students with private school tuition. But the Montana Department of Revenue has moved to ensure students aren’t able to use this tuition assistance at any religious schools (including schools […]

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