In 2018, more than one million Arizona voters said NO to expansion of private school vouchers (AKA empowerment scholarships). That inconvenient truth means nothing to Arizona Republicans. They get their marching orders from right wing “think tanks” like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Rep. Shawnna Bolick’s strike everything amendment to HB2803 is ALEC model legislation.
Just say NO to sending tax money to private and religious schools.
UPDATE: Bolick’s HB2803 was held and was never debated on the Floor of the House. Nevertheless, the Republicans successfully passed universal voucher expansion in 2022. Predictably, public education advocates are currently collecting signatures to stop implementation of universal vouchers and to put school vouchers on the ballot … again.