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Gov. Bill Haslam to ponder school voucher program

The Memphis Business Journal reported this week that Gov. Bill Haslam will consider how to proceed on a possible school voucher program when the Tennessee legislature reconvenes.

Last year, Haslam supported a voucher program that limited access to families that earned $43,000 or less. Several state legislators, including Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, supported a broader program that expanded the eligibility to families with incomes up to $75,000.

When the Tennessee legislature reconvenes this week, Gov. Bill Haslam may have to decide how to proceed on a possible school voucher program. Last year, Haslam said he supported a voucher program limited to students from families making $43,000 a year or less. However, several state legislators, including Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, support a broader program. Senate Republicans sought to expand eligibility to families with an income of $75,000.

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