Jindal vetoes public school donation tax break

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have created a tax rebate for donations to public schools.

House Bill 1106 would have created a tax rebate for those who give to low-performing schools. The size of the rebate would have depended on the school's performance grade.

Jindal wrote in his veto letter Friday that the bill, authored by Democratic Rep. Katrina Jackson of Monroe, would have created expenses outside the scope of state funding for public schools.

The measure was framed as a response to a bill that Jindal already signed, creating rebates for those who donate to nonprofit groups that then provide private school scholarships.

Jindal vetoed a number of other bills, including one to require evaluations of whether tax breaks to businesses are effective.

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