Remember that children’s game—Barrel of Monkeys? The House appears to be playing it, as they link tax bills together by amendments, trying to preserve some control over the budget.
It starts with Senator Bob Adley’s SB 93, which cancels the $25 education credit parents can claim on income tax returns, if they also take the income deduction for paying private school tuition.
“All it does is stop a double-dip on the private side,” Adley says.
And it would save the state $2.3 million a year. Simple idea, until House Ways and Means amended SB 93, tying its approval to the passage of two other bills.