West Virginia MetroNews –
A bill allowing families to use public money for private education costs is on the edge of passing West Virginia’s Legislature. Read the full article.
“I am very proud to support this bill,” said Senator Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, a pastor who is also administrator of the private school Victory Baptist Academy.
“I think the Hope Scholarship is a great bill that is going to help a lot of children.”
The Senate Finance Committee passed the bill on Thursday afternoon, even as questions persisted about the program’s long-term cost. The bill next goes to the full Senate. It has already passed the House of Delegates.
Democrats on the Finance Committee proposed several amendments aimed at controlling the cost and at ensuring the public dollars wouldn’t be used at schools with discrimination policies. The amendments were voted down.
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