NEWS: GA Lawmakers Consider Expanding Voucher Program

From The Associated Press:

A bill that would change the state’s school voucher for special needs students in K-12 has been assigned to the House Higher Education Committee even though it doesn’t affect college students.

Lawmakers questioned Thursday why the bill was being heard by the committee, which has the power to pass the legislation to the full House for a vote. The bill would make it easier for families to get the vouchers, which use public money to send special needs students to private K-12 schools.

A similar bill stalled last year in the House Education Committee. Higher Education Committee chairman Len Walker said he’s unsure why the bill was placed in his committee.

House Speaker David Ralston, who assigned the bill to Walker’s committee, did not immediately return a request for comment.

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