Bid for localities to add surcharge to build schools fails

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2023
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RICHMOND, VA. — A bill that would have given Virginia cities and counties the option to ask local voters to approve a sales tax surcharge to finance school construction has died in the General Assembly. Fast, informative and written just for locals. Get The 7 DMV newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the bill would have broadened the special permission the legislature has already given eight counties and the city of Danville. Democratic state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, who sponsored the bill, said Virginia currently...

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