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Panels approve voucher legislation in special session (access required)

House and Senate panels have approved legislation that would create tax credits for people and businesses that donate money to provide private-school scholarships to foster kids and handicapped students. The bills, which are being fast-tracked in a special legislative session that is running concurrent with the annual session, were praised by school-choice advocates and Republicans. ...

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