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Private School Credit Bill Surfaces

The House Revenue & Taxation Committee voted this morning to introduce a new version of last year’s failed legislation to provide a $10 million tax credit for scholarships to entice Idaho students to switch to private schools. Rep. John Vander Woude, R-Meridian, who introduced this year’s bill, said it has “some minor changes” from the bill that passed the House but died in the Senate last year. Vander Woude, like Sen. Bob Nonini last year, contended the bill would save the state money. “For every dollar that the state gives up, it saves a dollar,” he said, by not having to pay to educate that child in public schools/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: If a family eschews free public schools for private ones, should it expect a tax credit?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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