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AUDIO RELEASE: Democrat call for voucher study defeated by party line vote
Start Date: 4/9/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/9/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
INDIANAPOLIS – ON TUESDAY, MEMBERS OF THE INDIANA SENATE REJECTED A PROPOSED CHANGE TO HOUSE BILL (HB) 1003 THAT WOULD CALL FOR AN INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF THE VOUCHER PROGRAM ON FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. THE STUDY PROPOSED BY STATE SENATOR TIM SKINNER, A DEMOCRAT FROM TERRE HAUTE, AIMED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS VOUCHER EXPANSION WILL HAVE ON EVERY HOOSIER CHILD’S ABILITY TO OBTAIN A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION. SEN. SKINNER SAID HE HAS SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH THE POTENTIAL COSTS OF EXPANDING THE VOUCHER PROGRAM, AND THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NEEDS TO SCRUTINIZE THE FISCAL IMPACT OF EXPANDING VOUCHERS IN ORDER TO PROTECT TAXPAYER INVESTMENT.

SEN. SKINNER: “When you total up all of the vouchers that we have given away in the last couple of years, it’s amounted to somewhere around 9,000 and we have done a lot for…”
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Skinner.1003VoucherExpansion.040913.mp3 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial,sans-serif;">
(Length – 00:36)

SEN. SKINNER: “I had an amendment that would have taken this issue and put it in a study committee. We have a voucher bill now that allows for, going back a couple of years…”
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Skinner.HB1003Amend.040913.mp3 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial,sans-serif;">
(Length – 00:52)

SEN. SKINNER’S AMENDMENT WAS DEFEATED LARGELY ALONG PARTY LINE BY A VOTE OF 34-15.

Sen. Skinner represents Senate District 38, including Vigo County and portions of Clay County. For more information on Sen. Skinner, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/s38.

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Contact Information:
Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
Email: emannies@iga.in.gov
Sen. Skinner
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