What to Watch: Why school vouchers may be back from the dead
May 14, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House thought it had killed school vouchers. The Senate is resurrecting them.
A Senate committee last week attached a plan offering vouchers to special education children while approving a $1.6 billion House proposal to begin overhauling Texas' troubled school finance system. House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty, a Houston Republican, has championed the school finance fix. Now, his counterpart in the Senate, Republican Sen. Larry Taylor of Friendswood, may make Huberty choose between accepting vouchers or sacrificing his legislative baby.