Statement from Governor Hassan on Voucher Tax Credit Being Found Unconstitutional

Statement

By:  Margaret Wood Hassan
Date: June 17, 2013
Location: Concord, NH

Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement today in response to the Strafford County Superior Court's ruling that the education voucher tax credit passed by the last legislature is unconstitutional:

"Today's ruling is a victory for New Hampshire public education. The voucher tax credit would divert millions of dollars in taxpayer money to religious schools with no accountability or oversight. That's the wrong policy for our public education system, and it is clear from today's ruling that it is the wrong policy for our Constitutional separation of church and state as well."