A group of Republican lawmakers in the state is trying to revive a law that would allow parents to spend state funding for education on private school tuition.
It’s known as the Education Savings Account – or ESA – program. It was started in 2015, challenged in court that year and later overturned by lawmakers in 2017.
Now, eight Republicans, led by Assemblyman Gregory Hafen are signed on as sponsors of AB128 to breathe new life into the controversial program that faces tough odds against a Democratic-controlled legislature.
Governor Steve Sisolak promised during his campaign not to allow public school funds to be diverted to private schools.