One of the state laws going into effect Jan. 1 provides tax rebates for donations to organizations that will pay private and parochial school tuition for students from low and moderate-income families wanting to escape under-performing public schools. The rebates come into play barely a month after a state judge ruled a similar voucher program couldn’t be paid for through the formula for funding public schools.
Louisianians will also be able to check boxes on their tax forms to designate resources to fighting fraud in the state’s food stamp program.
Jim talks with conservative blogger Bryan Preston who is upset with sportscaster Bob Costas' pro-gun control rant during halftime of the Kansas City Chiefs game Sunday, Dec. 2.
Eric Lewis, director of the Louisiana chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, explains why he feels the recent state court ruling against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s private school vouchers law was a mistake.
Jim visits with Bill Davis, frontman of Dash Rip Rock, which has a new CD release called “Black Liquor”.