School voucher proponents are hopeful in 2017

Standing in front of the state capitol building, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen delivers his inaugural address from the podium after being sworn into office for a second term at War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Adkins)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – School voucher proponents are hopeful that this is the year they can

finally pass legislation to direct state money to pay for private school tuition in Tennessee.

Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville on Wednesday reintroduced a bill similar to one that stalled

in the House last year when he couldn’t gain support from enough wary rural lawmakers for the

measure to pass.

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