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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Governor Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's tuition tax credit program that helps students pay for private school.

The proposal would have given businesses income tax credit for contributions to scholarship programs.

Perdue claims the proposal would have actually reduced the amount of contributions.

Private schools say families need choices and the state needs to do something to help alleviate the burden on parents who pay taxes and school tuition.

"I do think that some type of tuition tax credit or vouchers that type of things that are starting to become more available in different states is going to have to be something that is considered to help these families," said Dr. Glen Schultz of Sherwood Christian School.

Governor Perdue is considering other measures that would help school scholarship programs.

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