A Senate Vote Pending on School Voucher Bill That the House Has Already Rejected

Updated 2 years ago

A Senate vote is pending on Gov. Paul LePage’s bill that would allow state vouchers to be used in religious schools.Senators could vote as early as Friday on the bill, which was rejected Thursday in the House 84-59.The bill seeks to repeal a law that says only nonsectarian private schools may be allowed to receive public funds for tuition purposes.Democrats say the measure would have undercut public education by allowing public tax dollars to be used to send some children to private religious schools.The education committee had recommended against the bill’s passage.


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