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Public aid for private schools lands at Michigan's top court

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 12:32:34-05

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a dispute over public aid for private schools.

The dispute involves more than $2 million earmarked for private schools by the Republican-controlled Legislature when Rick Snyder was governor.

The money would help schools comply with health, safety and welfare rules.

Critics say the Michigan Constitution clearly states that no public money can aid a private school.

But the state appeals court in 2018 said tax dollars can go to private schools in some circumstances.

Attorney General Dana Nessel is arguing that the provision is illegal.