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Virginia House passes tax credit scholarship bill

Earlier today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a proposed tax credit scholarship for low-income students by a 54-45 vote. HB 2314, which proposes Education Improvement Scholarships, would provide private tuition assistance to students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The measure gives a corporation a tax credit if it contributes to a nonprofit scholarship organization.

Over the weekend, Democratic delegate Algie T. Howell, a co-sponsor of the bill, had this to say about the plan in The Virginian-Pilot.

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BY Amy Graham

Amy Graham is a policy analyst who recently joined Step Up For Students, a nonprofit organization that administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program for low-income children. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, Amy previously worked as a legislative analyst for the Florida Senate and as an education policy analyst focused on school choice programs for the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice at the Florida Department of Education. She also is an alumnus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

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