Neilson applauds state budget’s allocation for Education Improvement Tax Credit

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly increased funding to $150 million for the state’s Education Improvement Tax Credit, which provides tax breaks to businesses that contribute monetary donations to scholarships or other educational funds throughout the state.

State Rep. Ed Neilson, chair of the House Transportation Committee, applauded the funding to expand access to quality education for all students and families in the commonwealth.

“A strong education is the foundation of setting students and their families up for success,” Neilson said. “The EITC allows children and families not only financial relief, but endless opportunities to invest in their education and futures.”

“Opportunity is a promise that we should always make to our children,” he continued. “As our future leaders, we need to use every tool to set them up for a thriving and equitable society.”