Meanwhile, State Senator Kyle McCarter voted “No” on the Education Funding Reform Bill, Senate Bill 1947. Senator McCarter says the decision to vote no was not easy and he didn’t make up his mind until the Senate debate on Tuesday. Senator McCarter says there are some good things in the bill, such as tax credit scholarships and some mandate relief. But, he says in the end the bill puts hundreds of millions of dollars into education that he doesn’t believe the state can keep that promise with the budget situation they currently have.
We will hear more from Senator McCarter coming up tomorrow during NewsCenter.