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Voucher expansion



It was pretty much a party-line vote for a measure that Democrats deemed an affront to public education and Republicans called a "good bill" for the good of families and children. HB 7145 would expand the Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship and the McKay Scholarship programs to more students than they currently serve. Some say, it's an effort to undermine the state Supreme Court's ruling against vouchers in Florida. Others say, it's a legitimate way to grow school choice while following the court's ruling. Either way, it's moving ahead. The House passed it 84-34, and a similar measure awaits final action in the Senate, where the support is not as strong. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]


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