James Madison University Students To Lobby General Assembly

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

HARRISONBURG -- Students at James Madison University plan to lobby in support of a bill in Virginia's General Assembly on Friday.

JMU's Student Government Association and some students will head to Richmond to lobby in support of House Bill 1303.

That bill would give Virginia's small businesses incentive to hire recent graduates of Virginia's public colleges.

The bill would grant a $2,500 income tax credit for small businesses.

Students must have graduated from a public college in Virginia for businesses to benefit for the bill.

It could be used for any full-time job in Virginia.

Shevy Chaganti, a legislative action committee chairperson, said the bill could help boost Virginia's economy if it passes.

"I think that really promoting people to stay within the Commonwealth and helping out students with college degrees is really important. That's what on students' minds right now," Chaganti said.

The bill is supported by Delegate Charniele Herring, (D-46).

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