(WRAL) The version of Sen. Phil Berger’s Excellent Public Schools Act the House Education Committee took up Monday night would add in Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam’s tax credit for companies that donate to a private school tuition program. In some respects, it reflects what a House-Senate compromise on education policy might look like, although Berger, R-Rockingham, said he would like to see portions of the Senate bill that were taken out restored in any final measure.
Committee members did not vote on the bill, which has already passed the Senate. It could come up again later this week. However, portions of the bill are caught up in budget negotiations between the House and the Senate, since both the tax credit provision and some of Berger’s bill would require funding.
Here’s what the House and Senate versions have in common:
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