Legislature passes governor’s voucher bill amid dollars dispute

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 01, 2019 7:30 PM CT | Published: May 01, 2019 1:29 PM CT

NASHVILLE – The Legislature adopted Gov. Bill Lee’s voucher legislation to use public dollars to send children to private schools in a hotly-contested compromise report despite doubts raised about its long-term financial implications.

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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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