HARRISBURG – The Senate Education Committee approved legislation that will expand school choice for thousands of PA students. Senate Bill 527, sponsored by Sen. Mike Regan of Cumberland & York Counties, would automatically raise the caps for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Scholarship and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit programs by 25% annually, so long as at least 90% of the credits were claimed in the year prior. The measure could increase the EITC and OSTC programs by $100 million annually. Both programs provide scholarships to over 48,000 students seeking an education outside of their assigned public school. The bill now goes to the full PA Senate.

SEN. MIKE REGAN