Tennessee Lawmaker Moves to Repeal School Voucher Program

Tennessee Rep. Bo Mitchell, D-Nashville, last week filed a bill that intends to repeal Gov. Bill Lee’s signature school voucher legislation that would provide state funds to qualifying students, allowing them to apply the money to private school tuition, WZTV Nashville reports. The bill, HB1550, seeks to amend TCA Title 49, Chapter 6 to completely delete the Tennessee Education Savings Account Pilot Program, codified on May 24. The law has been mired in controversy since its introduction, with the ACLU calling it "unfair and discriminatory” and the FBI investigating whether incentives were given to lawmakers in exchange for their support.

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