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Ahead of school year, judges OK rollout of voucher program

Aug. 06, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be able to implement a contentious school voucher program while opponents continue challenging the initiative, a three-judge panel decided just days before the new school year begins. On Friday, attorneys representing Nashville, Shelby County...

With school about to begin, voucher foes aim to stop program

Aug. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a contentious Tennessee school voucher program on Friday argued the state is acting in a “haphazard fashion” attempting to roll out the initiative ahead of the new school year as they asked a panel of judges to once again block the 2019 law from being...

WVa AG seeks stay of ruling that blocked school voucher law

Jul. 19, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general asked a court on Tuesday to stay a ruling that struck down a state-sponsored education voucher program. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed his motion with the state Intermediate Court of Appeals. It seeks a stay,...

Tennessee gov: School voucher program to start immediately

Jul. 13, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that his administration will immediately begin rolling out his long-blocked school voucher program after a judge lifted an injunction that had prevented it from being implemented. “Starting today, we will work to...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 10, 2022. Editorial: A deadly San Antonio crime scene refutes the open border lie San Antonio police had barely finished counting dead bodies after the grisly discovery of dozens of migrants in the back of a scorching tractor-trailer...

Arizona OKs biggest US school voucher plan, faces challenge

Jul. 07, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a massive expansion of the state’s private school voucher system, even as he faced a promised effort by public school advocates to block the bill and ask voters to erase it during November’s election. The expansion...

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey approves the nation’s largest school voucher plan, but opponents vow to block it

Jul. 07, 2022 17:23 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey approves the nation’s largest school voucher plan, but opponents vow to block it.

Ducey signs 47 bills, vetoes 3, as deadline for action looms

Jul. 06, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed 47 bills from the Legislation session that ended nearly two weeks ago but vetoed three, including a measure that would have asked voters in Maricopa County to extend a sales tax that funds transportation projects. But Ducey...

Judge blocks West Virginia school voucher law

Jul. 06, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge in West Virginia's capital struck down a law on Wednesday that would have funneled state money into a program that incentivized families to pull their children out of K-12 public schools. Immediately following the ruling, West Virginia Attorney...

Nevada ballot may see open primary, ranked voting initiative

Jun. 29, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An initiative offering Nevada voters open party primaries and ranked-choice voting appears headed for the November ballot, while the state Supreme Court turned down a case that could have put a constitutional amendment about a school vouchers program before the voters. ...