A private charter school bill was killed in committee this morning, according to State Rep. Val Winn, D-34th Dist.
Rep. Winn, a member of the House Education Committee, said the bill had several exemptions from rules and regulations. It would have allowed corporations to make financial contributions to charter schools for a 50 percent income tax credit up to $100,000, and the state would have had to set aside $10 million in funding for the tax credits for charter schools.
The bill was discussed about three days before the 10-9 vote was taken today, she added.
The bill included tax breaks, public dollars, base aid per pupil, and supplemental aid.
"It was reallocating state dollars from public schools to charter schools," Rep. WInn said, adding that she supported public education.
She added the charter school bill always could return in a different form later.