School Choice

WI Governor Promises Expanded School Vouchers

May face a battle in his own ranks

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WAUKESHA – Speaking to hundreds of school choice supporters in this Republican Party stronghold city Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker and two state Senate Republicans confidently declared Wisconsin's school voucher program will expand.

"We have said that we will not support a budget that does not include an expansion," Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, told some 200 attendees, including children, at Thursday's school choice rally at La Casa de Esperanza, a Waukesha community center. "We are very clear about that. By the time this is done and the negotiations in the budget process (are completed), there will be an expansion."

Vukmir said the process was "fluid" and that some changes from the governor's 2013-15 budget proposal could come as a result of the negotiations on the budget.