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Walker to Discuss Veto of School Vouchers Bill

Walker to Discuss Veto of School Vouchers Bill

Posted - Mar. 29, 2004 at 8:03 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Governor Olene Walker will go to a school for autisitic students to explain her decision to veto a bill that would have helped parents pay for special education.

Walker will be at the Carmen B. Pingree School for Children with Autism at 9 this morning.

Legislators are upset she rejected the bill that sought to give disabled schoolchildren a state subsidy to attend private schools.

Walker vetoed the so-called "Carson Smith Scholarship" bill but says she's leaving intact its one-point-five (M)million dollars in funding.

She plans to reallocate that money to give all disabled students more special education at public schools.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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