Posts Tagged:budget

OK Leaders Announce Budget Deal to Expand Private Education Scholarships

State leaders touted a “historic” investment in education in the proposed budget. Common education will see a $178 million increase in funding, which will trigger a provision in state law that caps class sizes for kindergarten and first-grade students. In total, the budget would appropriate $3.2 billion for common education. “After such a very challenging…Read More

After adding major abortion expansions, Mass. lawmakers send budget bill to governor

Legislators have sent to the Massachusetts governor a $46.2 billion full-year budget plan that includes provisions to expand access to abortion, additions which have drawn strong pro-life criticism. An amendment to the budget bill would allow 16-year-olds to obtain an abortion without parental consent, a change from the current age of 18 years. Minors under…Read More

Senator Lankford Introduces Universal Charitable Giving Bill

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced the Universal Charitable Giving Act, which creates a universal charitable deduction in addition to the standard deduction for individuals and married couples that do not itemize. Currently, only taxpayers that itemize their deductions are able to withhold charitable donations. The Universal Charitable Giving Act incentivizes charitable giving for low-income to…Read More