Bill That Would Give Tax Rebates For Certain Donations Rejected By Louisiana House
Rep. Kirk Talbot's bill, supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal, would give out nearly a dollar-for-dollar state tax rebate to the people and businesses who donate money to nonprofits that provide scholarships to attend private schools. The Louisiana Senate version of the bill included a $300 million annual cap on the rebates.
But the Louisiana House rejected that by a 63-32 vote, sending it to a six-member legislative compromise committee that will include three senators and three House members. Whatever proposal they draft will have to come back to both the House and Senate for approval.