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Maine Democrats give National School Choice Week a rough time

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National School Choice Week doesn’t get rolling until Jan. 22, but it’s already causing a stir in the Maine legislature.

A joint resolution offered by Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn honoring NSCW was blocked by Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon of Freeport, the Bangor Daily news reports.

The symbolic resolutions bestowing such honors are typically noncontroversial. But apparently not where school choice is concerned.

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John Bicknell is executive editor of Watchdog.org. He is a veteran editor and has worked in journalism for more than 30 years. He came to Washington in 1999 as an editor at Congressional Quarterly and held several positions at CQ and Roll Call. He is the author of "America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation." His next book, scheduled to be published in 2017, is on John C. Fremont's 1856 presidential campaign. John also served as senior editor of the 2016 edition of “The Almanac of American Politics.” He can be reached on Twitter @JohnBick1960 and by email at [email protected]