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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 29, 2019
Last year’s controversial voucher legislation could make its way back to the House next year with a key opponent, Rep. Cameron Sexton, set to take the reins as Speaker, the Daily Memphian reports. Republicans and Democrats alike voted against the measure this year, as it passed only after House Speaker Glen Casada and his staff twisted arms and made promises while holding a 49-49 vote open for 45 minutes before persuading one member to change his mind. “I would certainly be open to revisiting the ESA bill, even if a Democrat does carry it,” said state Rep. Jim Coley, a Bartlett Republican who voted against the measure in committee and twice on the House floor.