Education Reform on Hold

Education Reform on Hold

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- In an unusual and largely symbolic move, the Utah House of Representatives has refused to accept a legislative committee's action on an education reform bill.

Last night in committee, a 97-(M)million dollar Senate-approved tax hike to pay for the reforms was replaced with increased registration and vehicle fees.

The vote was meant to block the bill from debate on the House floor, but because of the bill's large price tag it would go to a bill screening committee -- exactly as it would have without the morning vote.

For the bill to go to the House floor for a vote, it must be voted out by the screening committee or brought back with a vote of the full House.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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