Lawmakers Form Voucher Advocacy Group

Lawmakers Form Voucher Advocacy Group

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some state lawmakers are creating a formal school voucher advocacy group. They want voters in November to keep the program they approved earlier this year, which gives parents $500 to $3,000 per child to spend on tuition at a private school.

The group is calling itself The Informed Voter Project and is spearheaded by Republicans Representative Greg Hughes and Senator Margaret Dayton.

Hughes wants to hold meetings in each House and Senate members' district who voted for the voucher legislation, which is opposed by nearly every educational organization in the state. The group also wants to air television advertisements and wants to raise $300,000 to spread their message.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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