Home schooling parents have fought for years for their children to be allowed to play on sports teams at their local public schools, the schools their tax dollars help build and support. [read_more]The bill, often called the Tebow bill for Tim Tebow, a home schooled athlete who played on a public school team in Florida and later in the NFL, was finally passed this year by the General Assembly. It has been passed in the House of Delegates since 2005. Home School parents and students celebrated the passing of the Tebow bill but the Governor will do away with it. According to the Washington Post, the Governor will veto that bill along with about 20 other bills sponsored by Republicans.
The twenty bills he will veto include bills to reduce restrictions on guns, bills that oppose Common Core, and bills to tighten requirements for voting. Just what we would expect from a Democrat. He will also veto bills that adjust boundary lines in House and Senate districts. Republicans can override the Governor in the House of Delegates but they don’t have the votes in the Senate for an override.