Alabama Senate Majority Leader (& next in line for Governor) Del Marsh is still after public school money. Just 4 years after forcing through the so-called “Alabama Accountability Act” (aka the Great Private School Giveaway) under dubious circumstances, he’s back this session with an “update” to the bill.
In keeping with the doublespeak that’s par for the course in the Legislature, SB123 would actually decrease accountability and is a huge tax windfall for big donors to “scholarship granting organizations.”
- Increases the maximum allowable tax credit for a married couple, filing jointly from $50,000 to $100,000.
- The credit amount claimed rises from 50% of total tax liability to 75%.
- Scholarship granting organizations will only be audited every 3 years instead of annually.
The bill passed the Senate on February 23 (see the Roll Call vote) and is ready to go to the floor in the House. The vote could happen as early as tomorrow (4/13/17). Find your House Representative here and contact him/her immediately. You can reach the State House switchboard at 334-242-7686.