He must have been a telemarketer in a previous life:
"It is a beginning and it will be funded by corporations that believe in educational access for everyone," Stam told several hundred people attending the rally. "It will not cost the state money; it saves the taxpayers money while at the same time providing tens of thousands of scholarships for children whose families earn, for a family of four, up to about $50,000 a year."
It most certainly will cost the state money. Right out of the revenue coffers and into the hands of private schools:
The New York Times reported Tuesday that tuition tax credit programs have been used to expand the payrolls of the nonprofit scholarship groups and religious views in the classroom. The scholarship programs in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island this year sent $343 million that would have gone into state budgets to pay for private school tuition for nearly 129,000 students, according to the advocacy group Alliance for School Choice.
Here's a good rule of thumb for confused lawmakers like Stam: If you feel the need to lie about a program to generate support, said program is most likely not in the public's interest.
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