Tennessee Senate approves Gov. Bill Lee’s voucher plan

April 26, 2019 | Nashville Tennessean

For the second time this week, Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial education savings account bill received approval in the legislature, this time advancing in the state Senate.

The upper chamber approved the governor’s signature legislation with a 20-13 vote after an almost two-hour debate. Although the margin appears wide, all bills must receive 17 votes in the Senate to advance.

The approval in both chambers doesn’t yet guarantee the program will become law, but Lee told reporters it marks a “historic” moment.

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