Dunn delays Tenn. House voucher vote amid flurry of amendments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The House sponsor of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee says he is delaying a floor vote amid a flurry of proposed amendments.

Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville told Republican colleagues before Monday’s floor session that he planned to put off the vote until later in the week.

Previous story: School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House

The companion bill easily cleared the full Senate last year, but both supporters and opponents of the measure expect a close House vote when it comes up.

The bill would make the vouchers available to low-income families whose children attend the state’s worst-ranking schools. Those families could apply the about $7,000 voucher toward paying private school tuition.

The measure would apply only to the state’s four biggest counties under a change proposed by Dunn on Monday.

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