PA Representative Joe Ciresi–a Democrat from Montgomery County (Representing Pottsgrove, Pottstown & Spring-Ford)–has introduced legislation (HB 2063) that would end the EITC & OSTC programs as we know them. Representative Ciresi’s bill can only be regarded as a significant attack on the freedom of parental choice in education in PA. 


  • Cut family income limits for students participating to 200% of the federal poverty level (This would cut the current family EITC & OSTC eligibility in half).
  • Eliminate support level factors for families with students with a disability.
  • Impose new reporting requirements on scholarship organizations to report data on every student given a scholarship, and for every applicant who was “denied.”
  • Impose new reporting requirements on schools–affecting every nonpublic school in the state.
  • Give the state carte blanche to impose new reporting requirements without legislative approval.

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