Florida Lawmakers Expand Step Up for Students Tax Credit

 (Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Florida looks to be the third state to expand private school choice in 2012 after Arizona and Virginia.

In terms of the original bet between Greg and Jay Mathews, I put the legislative chamber count at seven: two in Virginia, two in Florida and three in Arizona (two for the tax credit expansion, and the Arizona House has passed an expansion of the Education Savings Account program).

If Louisiana can pass Governor Jindal’s expansion of the New Orleans program to meh and below ranked schools statewide and the Arizona Senate passes the ESA bill (it passed out of committee last week in the Senate) then the ten chambers. If we are fortunate, some other states will help run up the score.

UPDATE: The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a voucher program for special needs students. That puts the chamber count at eight.

One Response to Florida Lawmakers Expand Step Up for Students Tax Credit

  1. Greg Forster says:

    “Expansion to meh” – brilliant.

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