Debate Over GM Incentive Package Nets Pro-life Victory

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An extended debate earlier this week over financial incentives offered to GM, which has indicated it is looking at investing $1B over the next ten years to expand its operations in St. Charles County, resulted in a victory for pregnancy resource centers. A group of senators calling themselves "the conservative caucus" filibustered the incentive package, parts of which the group deemed inappropriate government spending on corporate interests. In exchange for an agreement to sit down to allow the bill to come to a vote, the group was offered language eliminating the cap on the pregnancy resource center tax credit, which is currently set at $3.5M, and elimination of the sunset date on the credits. The effect of this language, included in HB 126, is that more donations will be able to be made to the pregnancy resource centers that help women carry their unborn children to term.

May 17, 2019 - 3:48pm
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