Senator Files Tax Credit Scholarship Bill

Controversial legislation that would provide scholarships for students to attend private schools through a business tax credit has finally found a home.

State Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, filed a bill Monday that would enact a program like the one state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst touted at a widely covered December news conference at an Austin Catholic school. At the time, Patrick, who as chairman of the Senate’s Education Committee has championed expanding school choice in the state, indicated he would carry the legislation himself.

With the Friday bill filing deadline looming, whether Patrick still intends to ...

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