- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is moving forward with a plan to help military families more easily access Nevada’s new education savings accounts, even though state lawyers have questioned his authority to do so.

A board is scheduled to vote Dec. 21 on regulations governing the program, which gives parents public money for private schools or other qualified education expenses.

Children are generally required to attend public school for 100 days before they’re eligible for the funding. Schwartz drew praise from military families when he proposed exempting them and kindergartners from the requirement.

Lawyers with the state Legislative Counsel Bureau have questioned whether Schwartz has the power to make such exemptions.

The final arbiter is the Legislative Commission, whose chairman, Republican state Sen. Michael Roberson, said he supports Schwartz’s plans.

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