Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed Assembly Bill 165 into law Monday, April 13, passing Nevada’s first school choice program, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The bill created a tax credit scholarship program similar to those in Florida and New Hampshire.
The new law gives a tax break to businesses if they choose to donate to a scholarship fund to help low-income students attend private schools. Businesses may contribute to the scholarship fund, which awards up to $7,755 per pupil to Nevada’s Educational Choice Scholarship Program.
Sandoval started pushing for school choice in 2011. Democratic majorities in the state legislature blocked previous attempts.
Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York.
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