- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Hopes for a bill aimed at heading off a proposed charter school ballot question appear all but dead on Beacon Hill.

Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg told reporters Monday that discussions between the Massachusetts House and Senate on the bill have come to a “dead stop.”

Rosenberg says he expects the issue to be resolved by voters in November.

The Senate in April approved a bill aimed at allowing more charters in districts serving at-risk students while largely maintaining the statewide charter school cap.

The House hasn’t acted on the bill.

The proposed ballot question would add up to a dozen new or expanded charters each year outside of existing state caps.

Rosenberg says whatever happens in November, the Senate bill offers a vision for the future of education funding.

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