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Florida lawmakers move to pave the way for state-funded vouchers for parochial schools



Here's another move coming out of Tallahassee that will get all the state's voucher haters fuming.

A proposed amendment to Florida's constitution unveiled today would allow the state to spend public funds on churches and other sectarian institutions. The proposal would open the door for the state to issue vouchers for students to attend parochial schools.

The proposed constitutional amendment, proposed by Republican Sen. Thad Altman and Rep. Steve Precourt, will read:

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide that an individual or entity may not be barred from participating in any public program because of religion and to delete the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

More information on the Buzz blog.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:51am]


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