Nevada Legislature Passes State’s First School Choice Program

Published April 13, 2015

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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