The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 14, 2013

Governor signs private school tax credit bill


Associated Press

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The governor's staff says he has signed legislation providing tax credits to parents who send their children to private schools instead of failing public schools.

Lawmakers sent the bill to Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday morning.

The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a lower court order that had kept the Legislature from sending the measure to the governor for his signature.