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January 16, 2014

Ind. House OKs early childhood ed pilot program

Indianapolis — The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a pilot program that would pay for low-income children to attend preschool.

Families earning less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level would get state aid to send their children to preschool. The program was first proposed by House Republicans last year and is loosely connected to Gov. Mike Pence's call for an early childhood education plan.

The measure won bipartisan support in the House Thursday.

The pilot plan would pick five counties and offer vouchers to families to send children to public or private preschools. The measure carries a roughly $25 million price tag, and Senate budget leaders have expressed concern it could open the state to increased spending at a time of decreasing tax collections.

 

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