Rep. Brad Halbrook is taking action to prevent the loss of Illinois’ Invest in Kids Scholarship Program at the end of the year. Rep. Halbrook has launched a “Reinvest in Kids” petition drive to make sure Democrat legislative leaders and the Governor understand that all families deserve access to school choice. You can add your name to the petition here.
The Invest in Kids program is a State-backed scholarship program for children, including at-risk children and children from disadvantaged households, to gain the opportunity to attend a private school. It offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). Since 2017, $330 million in private funding has been contributed to provide school choice scholarships for deserving students across the state.
“Democrat legislative leaders and the Governor who sent their own children to private schools are denying that same privilege to thousands of Illinois parents who simply can’t afford it without these donation-based scholarships,” Rep. Halbrook said. “We need to act in the fall veto session to prevent our only school choice program from ending on December 31st. You can help by signing the petition to make your voice heard.”
Rep. Halbrook pointed out that many comparable and neighboring states, including Indiana and Iowa, have enacted permanent scholarship tax credit laws.
“Families in Illinois need more education options, not less. Please go to rephalbrook.com and sign the petition to help us Reinvest in Kids.”