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Ga. lawmakers eye vote on constitutional amendment

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP lawmakers are trying to rally support as they prepare for another House vote on a constitutional amendment that would let the state create charter schools.

A bill introduced Tuesday outlines a formula to ensure charter schools receive adequate funding — but not by siphoning money away from local school districts. The legislation is part of a campaign to win votes for the proposed constitutional amendment, which goes before the House on Wednesday.

A House vote earlier this month failed to get the required two-thirds majority approval.

The amendment would clarify state law after a May ruling from the state Supreme Court outlawed the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. The court ruled that the commission was illegally creating charter schools over the objection of school districts.