Voucher Expansion Insults Voters’ Will

Yesterday, in the Senate Finance Committee on a strictly partisan vote (6-4), GOP senators approved a bill that expands so-called “Empowerment Scholarships” and a separate bill to strip Superintendent Hoffman of ESA oversight.

Barely three months ago voters overwhelmingly rejected Prop 305 — the legislature’s last attempt at ESA expansion — and elected Superintendent Hoffman to lead Arizona’s Education Department and oversee the voucher program. Republicans just don’t get the message!

Our own Senator Sylvia Allen introduced this voucher expansion bill. She’s got to go. Happily, today Felicia French threw her hat in the race. We have a holding action to fight until that election. Follow our legislative alerts.

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