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S.C. House rejects school choice bill

May 25, 2011 4:05:00 PM - thestate.com
By a super-close 61-59 vote, S.C. House members Wednesday voted down a school choice bill that would have given state income tax credits to parents who send their students to private school or home school them.

State budget advisors have estimated the plan would cost the state $133 million a year in lost revenue when fully enacted in 13 years. Advocates insist the tax credits would save the state money, and the bill was amended to sunset after five years if it did not.

Similar bills have died since 2004.

Read more Thursday in The State and on thestate.com

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