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Ga. Voucher Bill Dies

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A bill that would have made Georgia the first state in the nation with a universal school voucher program has died after education lobbyists mounted a campaign against the measure.

Sen. Eric Johnson, a Savannah Republican, said March 12 he doesn’t have the votes to pass the bill, which would have used taxpayer dollars to pay for parents to send their children to any public or private school in the state.

The bill would have expanded a 2-year-old program that grants such vouchers to special-needs students in the Peach State.

Vol. 28, Issue 25, Page 5

Published in Print: March 18, 2009, as Ga. Voucher Bill Dies
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