Black Caucus Boots Leader Over Tuition Tax Credits

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Friday, April 14 2006 Apr 14, 2006 Friday, April 14, 2006 6:23:55 PM CDT April 14, 2006 in News
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 The measure is sponsored by Carl Bearden, a Republican House leader. But the idea has support from some urban black Democrats concerned about children stuck in failing schools. The legislation allows tax breaks for contributions toward scholarships for poor students in the Kansas City, St. Louis and Wellston school districts to switch schools. The Black Caucus voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to remove Ted Hoskins of Berkeley as chairman. That vote prompted Rodney Hubbard of St. Louis to resign as vice chairman. The new caucus chairman is John Bowman of St. Louis. He says many thought their tactics were too aggressive.

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