Voucher proposal fails by one vote
The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission fell one vote short of passing a measure to further entrench school vouchers in Florida.
The plan would have addressed part of the state Constitution calling for a uniform system of free public schools and was part of a two-pronged effort to redeem former Gov. Jeb Bush's Opportunity Scholarships.
The vote was 16-9, and 17 are needed to put something on the November ballot. "This is a good day for Florida," said teacher union president Andy Ford. "The commission has taken a serious look at what they were about to do and they realized it was wrong."
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