The Arizona state senate last week approved three bills that would make more than 80% of the state’s students eligible for taxpayer payments to cover the cost of private school or home schooling.

The three new voucher bills come just four years after voters rejected a similarly broad expansion of eligibility for the private school vouchers on a two-thirds vote.

Peter Aleshire covers county government and other topics for the Independent. He is the former editor of the Payson Roundup. Reach him at paleshire@payson.com

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