Support Hanover Public Schools.
The proposed House and Senate tax bills would lower the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). If taxpayers can’t write this expense off their federal taxes, it is going to be harder for localities to raise money to support public education and other local initiatives. In addition while taking money from public schools, the Republican tax plan will give special breaks to private and religious school children, no matter how wealthy. This has been called a back door voucher program. The House bill eliminates the tax deduction for college student loan interest and taxes tuition waivers. This is nothing short of a Republican war on education.
Tell Congressman Rob Wittman (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) that Hanover citizens are proud of its public schools and resent the Republican tax bill, which will take money from public schools. Wittman needs to oppose the expansion of 529 plans and support a full SALT deduction.
Also call Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, VA 10 (202-225-5136). She is in a swing district in northern Virginia and may be vulnerable to pressure to vote no. Then ask 5 friends to also call Wittman and Comstock.