Increased Private School Tax Break Bill Passes Legislature
A measure that would give a larger tax break to parents who pay private school tuition and other school expenses has been given final legislative passage. One lawmaker who opposes the measure, Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith, says the state already gives too many tax credits. The bill would remove a 50% cap on the amount of school tuition or school-related expenses that can be deducted, and allow the full amount of up to $5000 per child. Baton Rouge Rep. Hunter Greene co-authors the bill. He says it will save the state money, because we need parents to have kids in private schools. Jennings Rep. John Guinn supports the bill, because he says it puts money back in the pockets of taxpayers.