Governor stands by methods for passing voucher program

By Updated: May 06, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 03, 2019 8:45 PM CT
<strong>Gov. Bill Lee defends the methods used to garner the votes needed to pass the education savings account bill. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m grateful that we got it done. The children of Tennessee, particularly those who are going to qualify for this program, are going to have access to a higher education that they didn&rsquo;t have access to before, and to me that&rsquo;s success, and I&rsquo;m grateful for that,&rdquo; Lee said.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

Gov. Bill Lee defends the methods used to garner the votes needed to pass the education savings account bill. “I’m grateful that we got it done. The children of Tennessee, particularly those who are going to qualify for this program, are going to have access to a higher education that they didn’t have access to before, and to me that’s success, and I’m grateful for that,” Lee said. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

NASHVILLE – Legislative leaders had to promise money for rural schools and remove Knox and Hamilton counties from Gov. Bill Lee’s education savings account bill to push it to passage in the 2019 General Assembly.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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