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.”