Arkansas panel vote advances proposal on tuition; bill lets families withdraw savings

Posted: February 23, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: February 23, 2018 at 2:40 p.m.

“This is not a voucher issue. This is not taking money from the state of Arkansas for a student and putting it over to a private school,” Sen. Jason Rapert said Thursday of his proposal to allow taxpayers with 529 college savings plans to use withdrawals for tuition at a public, private or religious elementary or secondary school.

The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee voted Thursday to advance a proposal that would allow taxpayers with 529 college savings plans to use withdrawals for tuition at a public, private or religious elementary or secondary school.

This story is only available from our archives.