February 23, 2023

House puts price tag on universal school voucher plan critics find hard to believe [Tallahassee Democrat]

James Call writes:

"A Florida House committee Thursday attached a price tag to a universal school voucher plan that opponents argue used “fuzzy math” to lower the actual fiscal impact to the public-school budget.

Taxpayer funded scholarships for all Florida students to pay tuition at private and religious schools is a priority for House Speaker Paul Renner – hence its designation as HB 1.


Estimated cost for what the conservative Americans for Prosperity call a 'transformational plan' varies from a high of $4 billion for both proposals by the liberal Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], but the House said its plan comes in at $209 million."

Read more at tallahassee.com

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