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Records: Some Families Amass Cash In Empowerment Scholarship Account Program

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Public records show that dozens of Arizona families in a taxpayer-funded scholarship program have account balances of $50,000 or more. 

The Arizona Capitol Times reported Thursday that documents also show nine families have accumulated more than $100,000 over multiple years.

Education officials say the program provides families with a state-funded voucher to pay for private education or another alternative to public school.

The program helps students with a disability and others.

Opponents question how families are amassing so much money, saying they aren't using the program the way most taxpayers would expect.

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