The Senate is proposing an education budget appropriation that includes $350 million in reserves for school vouchers in case more students than expected enroll as the state readies a new bill offering universal school choice.
El House PreK-12 Appropriations Committee budget, meanwhile, proposes setting aside $110 million for the same unknown.
Making school vouchers available to new categories of students, regardless of family income, is on a legislative fast track. The budget documents from both chambers show its passage is considered a given, even if the exact fiscal impact won’t be known until the time families make their choice.
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