How Big Roller Coaster Prevents Children From Going To School Early

August 27, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Apparently there’s a roller coaster lobby. They’d prefer that children had more play time writes Benjamin Freed:

  • In Virginia a 1986 law makes it illegal to start class before America’s Labour Day.
  • The law was designed to give theme park owners an extra week of crowds.
  • One major theme park operator made over $200,000 in political donations in what is seen as an effort to keep the law on the books.
  • 324 free tickets are also recorded as being given to the lawmakers that are willing to report such things.

Read about some of the other lobbying done, what the Governor has to say, and more over here.

Source: Washingtonian