» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 61 | Friday, March 28, 2014

Haslam: 'Ways to Go' on Voucher Consensus

LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Associated Press

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says lawmakers still have a "ways to go" in reaching a consensus on his school voucher legislation.

But the Republican governor told reporters on Thursday after speaking at a higher education event organized by the Tennessee Business Roundtable that he's optimistic a measured approach to his proposal will prevail.

Haslam originally sought to limit the vouchers to students from low-income families attending the bottom 5 percent of failing schools.

On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee passed a version that would expand eligibility to low-income students in districts that have a school in the bottom 5 percent if the initial slots aren't filled.

The House version, which has stalled, would expand eligibility to the bottom 10 percent of failing schools if slots are left. Haslam acknowledged Thursday there's still work to be done in the House.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 81 301 17,656
MORTGAGES 101 347 22,998
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 38 4,467
BUILDING PERMITS 0 514 41,739
BANKRUPTCIES 57 233 16,625
BUSINESS LICENSES 11 61 5,762
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 60 256 25,125
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 66 5,351

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.