Senate panel votes down school choice bill


A Senate committee on Wednesday voted down school-choice legislation that would have provided tax credits for schoolchildren enrolled in private schools or home schools.

The Senate tax committee voted down the legislation 6-4 with a coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining together to oppose the bill, which had an estimated price tag of about $128 million a year.

The bill would have extended a tax credit equal to the amount of state base aid per student - $4,846 this year - for children enrolled in accredited . . .


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