Education Bill to Empower Parents Passes Committee, Despite Democrat Opposition
(DENVER) – In a 3-2 party-line vote, the Colorado Senate Finance Committee passed SB-83 yesterday, which provides education income tax credits for students attending non-public schools. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud).
Unsurprisingly, Senate Democrats upheld the state-sponsored stranglehold on our education system, casting “no” votes for giving more opportunities for success to the children of Colorado.
The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit that allows parents to claim a credit when they enroll their child in a private school. It also provides a tax credit for parents who use home-based education for their children.
“If we’re serious about reforming our education system, we need to give parents more options when it comes to their children’s future,” said Senator Lundberg. “SB-83 gives parents of all socio-economic levels the ability to give their children the education that is the best for each child.”
The bill will now move to the Senate Appropriation Committee.