December 17, 2015

Montana Department of Revenue adopts discriminatory regulations

By Joshua P. Thompson Senior Attorney

Yesterday, the Montana Department of Revenue announced it was adopting regulations that will prohibit religious schools from accepting students that receive scholarships from Montana’s tax credit scholarship law. PLF, on behalf of the Associations of Christian Schools International, had testified before the Department, and submitted written comments to the Department, explaining why these regulations were unconstitutional and hurt Montana families. Unfortunately, the Department did not listen, and adopted the regulations anyway. We told the Department that we would file suit challenging the regulations in court if they adopted them, and that is exactly what PLF intends to do. The regulations don’t go into effect until December 25, but once they do, keep an eye on the Liberty Blog for announcements concerning a lawsuit against the Department of Revenue.

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