Save Our Schools Arizona Responds To Latest Lawsuit

Published: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 3:50pm
Updated: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 3:59pm

The fight over expanding our state’s school voucher program continues this week as a coalition of conservative activists filed a lawsuit over an attempt to delay the expansion going into effect.

Save Our Schools Arizona filed more than 100,000 petition signatures to attempt to block the voucher program from taking effect until voters can weigh in in a statewide vote next year.

In response, the Goldwater Institute and others filed the suit Wednesday saying the attempt to delay the law puts families who were hoping to use the vouchers to enroll their children in private schools this year in a tough spot.

Kory Langhofer is an attorney in the Valley. He and others filed a lawsuit this week that questions the validity of those petition signatures.

Dawn Penich-Thacker is with Save Our Schools Arizona, the group seeking to refer the ESA voucher expansion bill to the ballot. I asked for her response to the lawsuit.

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