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Three parents whose children attend West Virginia public schools filed a lawsuit in Kanawha County Circuit Court on Wednesday alleging the state’s Hope Scholarship program violates the West Virginia constitution by funneling millions of dollars away from public education.

The Legislature passed House Bill 2013 last year. The legislation created the Hope Scholarship, an education savings account voucher program that would give families public money to cover tuition and other education costs at private schools — including religious schools and homeschooling.

Caity Coyne covers health. She can be reached at 304-348-7939 or caity.coyne@hdmediallc.com. Follow @CaityCoyne on Twitter.

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