Voucher program could expand if Legislature doesn't act, Wisconsin State Journal, 2/17/12

posted Feb 18, 2012, 3:29 AM by Bill Duncan

MATTHEW DeFOUR | Wisconsin State Journal | mdefour@madison.com | 608-252-6144 | Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 5:18 pm

Time is running out for the Legislature to limit the expansion of Wisconsin's private school voucher program.

Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers have said they would change state law to prevent the program from expanding beyond Milwaukee and Racine, but on Thursday the Assembly passed up another opportunity to take up a bill to limit the program.

During the floor session, Democrats tried to bring the bill up for a vote, but Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald told them they were "jumping the gun" and that there was still time before the session ends in mid-March.

"We'll see what happens," he said.


--The Associated Press contributed to this report.