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Six Democrats in Louisiana buck party line by supporting universal school choice: 'Political ramifications'

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024
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Six Louisiana Democrats bucked their party line by supporting universal school choice after a bill passed the state's House chamber on Monday. "I know the political ramifications for me for voting for this bill," Louisiana Democratic State Rep. Jason Hughes said on the House chamber floor before the bill passed by a supermajority 71-32 vote. Democrats have historically voted against school choice measures, with one reason being that teachers unions, who oppose school choice, heavily donate to them. school choice because they claim it siphons off taxpayer funding that is...

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