Ariz. lawmakers want info from scholarship groups

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona legislators are asking dozens of charity
groups to spell out how they use the state's tax credit program for
donations for private school scholarships.

The chairman of a House committee formed to examine the program
and recommend possible improvements said Wednesday that he's
sending a questionnaire to scholarship tuition organizations,
asking for dollar figures and details on their application and
approval processes.

The committee was formed after two Arizona newspapers reported
there's minimal state oversight of the decade-old program and
there's no requirement for scholarship groups to consider
recipients' financial status. The newspapers also found that some
scholarship groups permit donors to earmark donations for specific
students.

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