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VOL. 124 | NO. 117 | Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pre-K Advocates Oppose Republican Plan

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senate Republicans crashed a news conference pre-kindergarten advocates held asking lawmakers to reject a budget amendment that will change how the state education program receives its funding.

Department of Education Commissioner Tim Webb and some 30 pre-K advocates gathered Tuesday at Legislative Plaza in opposition to a Republican plan that would draw part of the $22 million to fund pre-K from lottery reserves.

Webb says the movement of funding makes it easier for the program to be dismantled.

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey interrupted Webb's question-answer session with reporters and said Republican lawmakers were "offended" by a letter Webb sent to state senators saying the move of funds "would undermine the future stability" of the program.

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