Republicans still want funding for school voucher program

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PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers are asking the head of Arizona's public school to come up with money for a school voucher program.

Those legislators are trying to bring back a program designed to cover private-school tuition for some disabled and foster students, and they want Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne to fund it.

Horne supports the $5 million program, but he's waiting to move money in the public school budget to cover it because he wants more than a green light from the Joint Legislative Budget committee.

Horne is looking for approval from the State Department of Legislation.

If the agency does not go along with the idea, Horne said he will go to Attorney General Terry Goddard to see if he has the legal authority to act on his own.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.