School Voucher Bills Out Of Time In PA Legislature

HARRISBURG PA — State House and Senate leaders say it seems unlikely any of several school voucher proposals introduced this year will make it across the finish line before legislative business ends Thursday (June 30, 2011), The Pennsylvania Independent online news service reported Tuesday (June 28).

No school voucher deal ironed out

With only three days remaining before lawmakers are expected break for the summer, the voucher bills ran out of time. Their failure to make progress in either body indicated no deal between Gov. Tom Corbett and the Legislature was made, The Independent said.

However, an expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) that provides scholarships to low-income students and is funded through corporate contributions, still could pass and be sent to the governor for consideration, according to House representatives.

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