State schools superintendent candidate Randy Jensen says he doesn’t want money from his supporters. Instead, the says he’d like to see supporters donate to the school of their choice — and take advantage of several state and federal tax breaks in the process. “For the same out-of-pocket expense someone can donate $500 to a school or $100 to my campaign,” Jensen, an American Falls principal, said in a news release Monday. “I would rather a school of the donor’s choice get $500.” Jensen points out that a state school tax credit can cover up to 50 percent of an individual, family or corporate donation to a school. Other tax credits and deductions can further reduce the out-of-pocket cost/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here. (Photo: IdahoED NEWS)
Question: What do you make of candidate Jensen's proposal to followers -- to contribute to schools rather than his campaign?