Local Legislator Says He Regrets Voting For Governor’s School Voucher Plan
A northeast Tennessee Republican lawmaker now says he regrets voting for Governor Bill Lee’s much debated school voucher plan. Jonesborough Republican legislator Matthew Hill is concerned about a recently approved two and a half million dollar no bid contract awarded to a Florida based education vendor that was hired to help administer the applications and funds for the Governor’s school voucher program. Hill wants to know who approved the contract and why legislators didn’t get to review it. Hill went on to say in an Associated Press interview that legislators have to answer to their constituents about how the legislature spends their money and that’s hard to do when things get revised or changed without the legislature’s knowledge.