Politics & Government

Today at the State House: Discussing private school tax credits

gmelendez@thestate.com

Lawmakers will finish up the first week of the 2017 session on Friday with an update on South Carolina’s private school tax credits.

A joint education committee will discuss Exceptional SC, the program that allows S.C. taxpayers to donate money to a private school scholarship program in exchange for a tax credit. The state offers up to $10 million in credits for donations to the program.

Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, has filed legislation to more than double the available tax credits, to $25 million.

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▪ 8 a.m. S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination, Blatt Room 112

▪ 10 a.m. Education Oversight Committee, Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children Advisory Committee, Blatt Room 501

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