JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday took testimony on a constitutional amendment to allow state funds go to private schools.
Rep. Wes Keller, a Republican from Wasilla, is sponsor of House Joint Resolution 1.
He told the committee one of the goals of his bill was to remove from the constitution the anti-Catholic Blaine amendment, which forbids public funds from going to religious and private schools.
However, several people said during public testimony that state purpose was a mere diversion from the resolution's true intent, ending the separation of church and state.
The committee will take up the bill again at a later date.Associated Press
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