- Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro instructed legislators to pass a school-choice program, Lifeline Scholarships, so he could veto it.
- The program would provide low-income children in the state's lowest-performing public schools with education-opportunity accounts.
- Shapiro had voiced support for the scholarships last year, but now plans to veto their funding.
- House Majority Leader Matt Bradford, a Democrat, sided against students and his own party's governor by holding the bill hostage.
- Senate Republicans are working on finding alternative ways to fund Lifeline Scholarships.
Josh Shapiro Chooses Teachers Unions Over Students
Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro plans to veto the funding for the Lifeline Scholarships program, which would provide low-income children in the state's lowest-performing public schools with education-opportunity accounts.