Amendment Allowing Public Money Use For Private Schools Moves Forward

The House Finance Committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow public money to be used for private schools.

HJR16 is a companion to a bill that would allow state-sponsored scholarships for students to attend private schools. Both measures are from Rep. Wes Keller.

The Alaska Constitution states that public money can’t be appropriated except for a public purpose. HJR16 would add that nothing in that section would prevent payment of public funds “for the direct educational benefit of students as provided by law.”

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