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GOP-Led Arizona Senate OKs Major School Voucher Expansion

Matt York/AP, file

The Arizona Senate has approved a major expansion of the state’s school voucher program.


All 16 Republicans backed the proposal on Monday over protests from minority Democrats who called the bill a slap in the face of voters who rejected a slightly larger expansion just over two years ago. Glendale Republican Sen. Paul Boyer's bill would make all children attending schools with a high percentage of low-income families or who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches eligible for the state’s voucher program. The program allows parents to take state funding and pay for religious or other private education and education costs.

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