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Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Jun. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session. Thousands of protesters had...

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money. The 6-3 outcome could fuel a renewed push for...

House panel OKs voucher expansion tied to new school cash

Jun. 15, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona House on Wednesday pushed ahead with their new plan for a universal expansion of the state's private school voucher program that they have tied to new funding for schools in an effort to prevent a voter referendum. Majority Republicans see...

House GOP seeks school funding revamp, voucher expansion

Jun. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Majority Republicans in the Arizona House are working to finalize a deal that would substantially boost funding for K-12 public schools and enact a major expansion of the state's private school voucher system. Republicans who hold the majority in the House do not yet...

More than 3,000 school voucher applications approved

May. 31, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 3,000 applications for nonpublic school vouchers have been approved in West Virginia and more are being reviewed, officials said. The state Treasurer's Office had approved 3,010 applications as of Friday and had another 469 applications that were...

Court clears path for long-blocked Tennessee school vouchers

May. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher program does not violate the state's constitution, clearing the biggest hurdle for a program that would let families use taxpayer dollars on private schools. The...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 02, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Southwestern teacher sets example even amid terminal cancer Saturday’s story about a Southwestern Middle School teacher battling cancer was a tearjerker, to be sure. Tina Wright, a fixture at the...

Kemp's Georgia bill-signing tour aims to end Perdue's hopes

Apr. 28, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is projecting strength and gathering endorsements from fellow Republicans on a bill-signing tour ahead of his primary matchup against former U.S. Sen. David Perdue and others, trying to smother Perdue’s chances in the May 24 primary. ...

Judge rejects petition for Nevada school voucher initiative

Apr. 12, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Carson City has dealt a setback to a group trying to get a school vouchers question before voters in Nevada, ruling that signatures can't be collected for a proposed constitutional amendment to let parents use state money to pay for private school tuition. ...