Eye On Boise

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014, 1:36 P.M.

House backs private school tax credits, recesses to 4 p.m.

The House has voted 46-21 in favor of granting $10 million a year in tax credits for donations to scholarships to private schools, after much debate; similar legislation narrowly passed the House last year, but died in the Senate. HB 507 now moves to the Senate side. Then, in a rare move, the House recessed until 4 p.m. – meaning it’ll come back into session for a third time today. There’s a big calendar of bills waiting, and House Majority Leader Mike Moyle has threatened a Saturday session if the House doesn’t get moving on its calendar. Between now and 4, there are two House committees scheduled to meet, Resources and Judiciary.

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