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Gov. Greg Abbott threatens to veto pared-down school choice bill, warns of special sessions

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2023
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Michael Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday that he would veto a toned-down version of a bill to offer school vouchers in Texas and threatened to call legislators back for special sessions if they don’t “expand the scope of school choice” this month.

“Parents and their children deserve no less,” he said in a statement. His dramatic declaration came the night before the House Public Education Committee was scheduled to hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 8, the school voucher bill. That measure passed the Senate more than a month ago but has so...

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