Virginia school modernization referendum stopped by committee

January 31, 2019 | WDBJ

The Senate Finance Committee has killed legislation calling for a statewide referendum on school improvements.

Senate Bill 1330 would have authorized a referendum in November, asking Virginia voters if they support a $3 billion bond issue for school construction and repairs.

Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) introduced the measure to help local governments repair or replace outdated and inadequate school facilities.

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