Published: Apr 08, 2010 11:05 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida lawmakers have passed a ballot proposal to loosen class size limits and a bill to expand a voucher program. They were among three hotly debated education measures on the Republican-controlled House's calendar Thursday.

The votes were 77-41 on the class size amendment (SJR 2), largely along party lines, and 95-23 on the voucher bill (SB 2126). A final vote also was set on a bill making it easier to fire teachers and linking their pay to student test scores (SB 6). The amendment goes directly to the November ballot.

The bills go to Gov. Charlie Crist who says he's unsure if he would sign or veto the teacher bill. Crist is a longtime voucher supporter and has not expressed reservations about that measure.

 

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