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Utah To Reconsider Bill Funding Special Needs Scholarships

A non-refundable tax credit would be established in Utah for people and businesses wanting to donate to a Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program for private school students under a bill vetoed by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert earlier this month. The Daily Herald reported that state lawmakers are scheduled to reconsider the bill in a special session on Thursday. Republican Rep. Mike Schultz sponsored the bill, which passed through the House and Senate in March. Officials say the legislation includes a new provision to have a committee study whether it is feasible to combine this proposed scholarship program with the state’s preexisting scholarship program.