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Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state’s de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.

06/20/2014

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Vouchers Back In Play In Florida Senate

An 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state’s de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one of House Speaker Will Weatherford’s priorities after it was left for dead.

04/22/2014

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Scott Signs Bill Increasing School Vouchers

A measure that would raise the cap on the state’s voucher system, funded by tax credits to corporations who contribute to scholarship funds, was approved Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

03/24/2012

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School Voucher Bill Clears Senate Committee

A bill that would allow more than 6,000 additional students to use a state-backed voucher program has cleared another hurdle.

CBS4–01/10/2012

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Charter Schools, Vouchers Get Big Legislature Support

The Florida House and Senate approved a number of bills Monday to expand virtual schools and voucher programs, potentially siphoning more students away from traditional public schools.

CBS4–05/02/2011