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Private School Tax Credit Gets Nod

After a long hearing and much debate, a divided House Revenue & Taxation Committee has approved HB 507, legislation from Sen. Bob Nonini and Rep. John Vander Woude to grant $10 million a year in tax credits for donations to scholarships to send students to private schools. The idea is that by enticing Idaho students to switch from public to private schools, the state would save money. But opponents – including all three major education stakeholder groups in the state – questioned that assumption and opposed the bill/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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Question: Nonini doesn't seem to know how to give a bad idea a rest, does he?


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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