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[PA] State House rejects school-voucher proposal
|Last Edited||RP Dec 15, 2011 06:41pm|
|Author||JAN MURPHY AND CHARLES THOMPSON|
|Media||Newspaper - Easton Express-Times|
|News Date||Thursday, December 15, 2011 06:40:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Gov. Tom Corbett wanted a school voucher program in his Christmas stocking this year, but the legislators decided against giving it to him. |
In a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to deliver vouchers this fall, state House Republican leaders failed to get majority support for this centerpiece of Corbett’s education-reform package.
On Wednesday night, the House, following a lengthy debate, voted 105-90 to reject a scaled-back education-reform plan that would expand the state’s Education Improvement Tax Credit program and overhaul the state’s charter school law.