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2:57 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Irwin Proposes Tax Break For Teachers Who Donate Supplies

Michigan teachers could soon get some tax relief for donating materials to the classroom.

State Representative Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor.
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WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin has proposed a bill that would give a tax credit to educators who spend up to $1,000 on supplies for their students.

Irwin says this issue is a symptom of a much larger problem facing public education in Michigan, and shows the state is not doing enough to fund public education.