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Senate Committee Gives School Choice Bill Green Light

The Texas Senate Education Committee approved the controversial "school choice" bill, SB 3, in a 7-3 vote, today.

According to the Texas Tribune, if passed, the legislation would create two separate programs subsidizing private school tuition and homeschooling expenses. The bill's author, Senator Larry Taylor, submitted a new version of the bill which would make the programs cheaper.

The legislation has been called a legislative "priority" for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.

The bill will now head to the full Senate, for a vote.

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