Montana Supreme Court hears case on donations to religious schools

Posted at 10:36 AM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 12:36:51-04

MISSOULA – The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether the state constitution allows public dollars to fund private education.

Today’s hearing took place at the University of Montana.

The tax credit program provides up to $150 in tax credits for donations made to scholarship programs at private schools.

The Montana Department of Revenue argues that tax-credit scholarships for religious schools violate the state’s No Aid Clause.

But religious groups, including families of three students enrolled in religious schools, sued, calling the Revenue decision discriminatory.

The high court is expected to issue its ruling in the coming months.