The House Education Committee at 2 p.m. today will be considering the Brains for Business Bill – HB 2920.
The bill creates tax credits for interest paid on student loans and tax incentives for West Virginians who receive a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
The purpose of the bill is to promote higher education and attract and retain the next generation of business and community leaders and innovators.
“As we transition to a knowledge-based economy, growing our intellectual capital will be essential the future of our state,” said Charleston Chamber President/CEO Matt Ballard.
HB 2920 will move on to House Finance if it passes the Education Committee.
Charleston Chamber members are encouraged to contact House Education Committee Chair Mary Poling to voice their support and urge the Committee to send it on to the full House. Those interested are also welcome to attend the 2 p.m. meeting.