Private Schools

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Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing budget-season legislation to substantially ramp up taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania.

In Wolf's veto message Tuesday, he questioned why Pennsylvania should expand a tax credit that subsidizes private institutions while the state's public school system remains underfunded.

The Democratic governor also criticized the tax credit program as lacking accountability, saying little is known about its educational quality or the middleman groups that can withhold 20 percent of the money.