Tennessee Governor’s Public Statewide School Voucher Push To Begin This Week

Nov 28, 2023 | Political News

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is expected to begin his public push for a statewide Educational Savings Account program in the coming days after Tennessee Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis, said earlier this month that a plan was coming.

The plan will be introduced early in the legislative session and is expected to be pushed in Lee’s State of the State speech but White told The Center Square earlier this month he expects it to take much of the legislative session for the bill to pass.

Lee has a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The ESAs will expand on a pilot program started in fall 2022 with Davidson and Shelby counties after an extended court battle and then added Hamilton County this year.