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Vouchers still dead



Our sister blog the Buzz reports that the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission didn't bite on a proposal to ask voters to put vouchers into the state's constitution.

Tax commission member Roberto Martinez, a Coral Gables lawyer and member of the State Board of Education, sponsored the new proposal, saying that he wasn't criticizing the court, but that Florida voters have never had the opportunity to speak on the issue. The Government Services Committee killed the proposal, led by opposition from lawyer Martha Barnett, former Democratic Sen. Les Miller, Pinellas teacher union leader Jade Moore and former GOP Senate President Jim Scott.

For more information about the proposal, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:35am]


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