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01 Mar 2012

McDonnell Praises Passage of ‘School Choice’ Bills

Gov. Bob McDonnell has praised the House of Delegates for passing two bills aimed at promoting private-school scholarships for low-income and disabled students. The House this week passed Senate Bill 131 and House Bill 321. The bills would establish a tax credit for individuals or organizations that donate money to provide such scholarships.

18 Feb 2012

Divided Senate OKs Help for Private Schools

In yet another bill that divided Republicans and Democrats, the Virginia Senate on Friday passed legislation to provide tax credits for individuals and businesses that fund scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend parochial and private schools.

07 Feb 2012

McDonnell, Cuccinelli Call for ‘School Choice’

Gov. Bob McDonnell, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and other Republican officials called for more “school choice,” including helping low-income students attend private schools, at a rally at Capitol Square on Tuesday. They were joined by several hundred students from Richmond-area private schools and other school choice supporters.