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Senate / Tuition Tax Credit Debate #55180

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1978
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(Studio) Senator debate on tuition tax credit for private secondary and elementary schools noted. Question of separation of church and state, because of parochial schools' aid under tuition tax credit, outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Admissions of bill's proponents that they lost before vote reported [Senator Robert PACKWOOD - states reasons as religious bigotry and that some genuinely thought bill unconstitutional.] Vote to strike private school tax credits noted. [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - denies religious bigotry affected vote; notes Catholic Senators general favored elimination of federal aid to private and parochial elementary and secondary schools.] Proposals to give tuition tax credit for colleges outlined. President Carter's opposition to tuition tax credits mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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