House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

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Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor,

House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools.

“Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that public funds cannot be used for sectarian purposes,” Democratic Rep. Mary Heath said. “This bill undermines public education.”…

…Republican Sen. John Reagan, the bill’s prime sponsor, called the House’s move “terrible.”

“This is a tragic loss for parents and students,” he said….

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