MINOT, N.D. — Rep. Claire Cory led the charge for a school choice bill that ultimately passed both houses of the Legislature. In its final form, it would have appropriated $10 million toward providing up to a $3,000 per-child subsidy for parents choosing private schools, as long as they were below 500% of the federal poverty level.
But Gov. Doug Burgum, despite having expressed support in the past for school choice legislation, vetoed the bill. On this episode of Plain Talk, Cory said she was “kind of disappointed in the governor’s decision,” though she added that she’s “excited to work with the governor’s office … to create a better bill” for future legislative sessions.