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Arizona Education Department Sued Over Voucher Program Administration

Two pro-school voucher nonprofits are threatening to sue the Arizona Department of Education for failure to send on-time payments to parents whose kids use a special program to attend non-public schools.

The Goldwater Institute and the Liberty Justice Center filed a Notice of Claim against the department last week.

They allege the agency is forcing parents to pay for tuition costs out of their own pockets because checks were not mailed in time. The students are part of the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program that uses taxpayer money to pay for private school tuition, tutoring or home-school curriculum.

Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services joined The Show to talk about this development alongside other stories in Arizona politics this week.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been modified to clarify that Fischer did not write the story for Arizona Capitol Times. 

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.