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Parent trigger bill passes Senate Budget Committee



The so-called parent trigger bill has won the support of the Senate Budget Committee.

The vote took place at an unusual -- and unusually contentious -- Saturday morning meeting.

Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander called for a time-certain vote at 9:59 a.m., giving the committee only an hour to tackle 13 amendements to the already controversial bill.

The move drew criticsm from several Democrats and Republican Sen. Evelyn Lynn.

Said Lynn: "This is an important bill. We are putting a time certain on something that is going to affect our children’s’ lives forever? Horrendous."

[Last modified: Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:36pm]


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