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    Filed at 5:45 pm under by dcobranchi

    HB675 (the homeschooling bill) barely squeaked through the Senate Education and Health Committee, 8-7. I thought this was pretty classy:

    The bill, sponsored by Republican Del. Rob Bell of Albemarle County, failed on a 7-7 vote in committee last week.

    However, one of the senators who voted against it–Republican Harry Blevins of Chesapeake–moved for reconsideration as a courtesy to a fellow committee member who was absent due to illness. That member, Democratic Sen. R. Edward Houck of Spotsylvania County, cast the decisive vote Thursday to send the bill to the Senate floor.

    The governor is opposed so it might not make it into law, anyway.

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