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Tue., March 26, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

Nonini pitches private school tax credit bill to Senate panel

Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, pitches his private school tax credits bill to the Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee on Tuesday afternoon (Betsy Russell)
Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, pitches his private school tax credits bill to the Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee on Tuesday afternoon (Betsy Russell)

Sen.. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, is now pitching HB 286, his bill to grant $10 million a year in tax credits for donations to scholarships to private schools, with the idea that the state would save millions because kids would switch from public to private schools. “There’s a projected savings overall of $5.8 million” a year, Nonini told the Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee, between his estimates of savings to the state and to local school districts. The bill earlier passed the House, but very narrowly – the vote was 35-33, with two House members absent. “What this bill is is a choice in education bill,” Nonini told the Senate panel.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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