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Local politicians weigh in on school vouchers

7:14 AM, Jun. 17, 2013
Under a proposed school voucher program, parents would be able to transfer funds to private schools.
Under a proposed school voucher program, parents would be able to transfer funds to private schools.
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Wisconsin lawmakers are expected this week to approve a state budget that includes a statewide private school voucher program.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's initial 2013-15 budget proposal would have expanded vouchers to nine school districts - including Green Bay - with schools that performed badly under new statewide report cards. The Joint Finance Committee, the budgeting arm of the Legislature, instead brokered a deal that would expand the program throughout Wisconsin's 426 school districts.

The Assembly is expected to take up the budget Tuesday and vote by Wednesday. The ...

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