TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican lawmakers’ “universal school choice” bill cleared its first committee in the Florida House Thursday.

By a vote of 13-4, the Choice and Innovation Committee cleared the bill even without an estimated cost attached to it. Lauderhill Democrat Lisa Dunkley was the only member to cross party lines.

If approved, the bill would make all students eligible to receive state funds for private tuition. It would be the largest expansion of Florida’s school voucher program since its inception under former Governor Jeb Bush. (Excerpt from ABC Action News.)


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