Ty Tagami of the AJC reports that the a long-simmering lawsuit against the state’s tax credit scholarship program got a hearing in the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday. Under current law citizens may claim tax credit, not tax deduction, for contributions made to private school scholarship funds. There is a $1,000 limitation for individuals and $2,500 for a married couple with an overall limitation of $58 million meaning that folks literally stand in line to get their contributions into the scholarship accounts. This year the $58 Million limit was reached five minutes after the window for contributions opened. It is very attractive because it is a tax credit—it comes directly off the taxes owed, and there are no state strings attached to the money. The scholarship tax credit is a bitter pill to swallow for public school advocates and each year in the legislature there is a bill to increase the $58 Million cap. The lawsuit argues for a violation of church and state when the scholarship money goes to faith based schools.