Corporate tax credit program needs oversight

Gov. Corbett signed a $27 billion budget last month, and the headlines have centered around the state making deep and controversial cuts to services for the poor and disabled.

While cutting services, the state also cut taxes. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, which allows corporations to receive tax credits for funding scholarships to private and parochial schools, grew from $75 million to $100 million. Plus, an additional $50 million is going toward new tax credits for scholarships to go to students in low-performing public schools.

In this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, we talk to Daily News Editorial Board editor Sandra Shea, who argues that there isn’t nearly enough oversight of the program.

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