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Among the flurry of activity in the General Assembly over the weekend, the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program was preserved in the state's budget, pending Gov. JB Pritzker's signature. According to advocates for the program, it was one of the few specific proposed cuts that Pritkzer floated on the campaign trail in 2018.
With the prospect of the program being scaled back, supporters of school choice, like the organization Empower Illinois, started the #SaveMyScholarship campaign to convince lawmakers not to cut it.
Mercy Robb, the Diocese of Joliet director of Catholic school marketing and enrollment management, said the tax credit scholarship program gives families the financial support needed to send children to private school.