While the bill will probably go nowhere this session, state Sen. Neal Hunt has again introduced legislation in support of neighborhood schools.
Under S218, students who live within 1.5 miles of a school would either have to be assigned there or get a voucher to help pay for the cost of attending a private school.
The bill, which was introduced last week, has been referred to the Senate's Education Committee. It will likely remain there without even getting a hearing this session.
A similar fate occurred in 2007 when Hunt introduced the "Neighborhood Schools and Teacher Merit Pay" bill.
Seeing bills not go anywhere is a fact of life for Republicans like Hunt while the Democrats control the General Assembly. To be fair, it probably wouldn't be different for Democrats if the GOP was in charge.