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Adjourned; bills carry over into next session.

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Educational Opportunity Scholarships (2012)
Gives tax credits to businesses and individuals who donate to organizations that give private-school scholarships to children from low income and middle income families.

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Governor Bob McDonnell, who is constitutionally unable to serve a successive term once his first one ends this year, has become the director of a nonprofit that will be a scholarship-giving organization eligible under the Educational Opportunity Scholarships, which launches this year. After consulting with the attorney general’s office, he determined it was legal for him to do so while in office.

Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate in the state's gubernatorial election, has unveiled a plan to expand the state’s tax credit scholarship program to children in failing schools. He also wants to create a separate tax credit scholarship program for the state’s preschool initiative, and supports a Constitutional amendment that would allow the state to directly fund private education.

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