The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) this week testified in support of HB 736, a bill that would allow K-12 public and private school parents to claim a tax deduction for their children’s schooling expenses. Mike Hoey, the MCC’s executive director, urged the House Ways and Means Committee to get serious about helping school parents, noting that is the legislature could find revenue to cut taxes on corporations, then surely some tax relief could be offered to parents who sacrifice so much to give their children a quality education. HB 736 is sponsored by State Representative Dwight Scharnhorst (R-High Ridge). The committee took no action on this bill.
The read MCC testimony, click here.