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Gov. Tony Evers wants to freeze private voucher school enrollment

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Posted at 8:39 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 09:39:33-05

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers wants to cap enrollment in Wisconsin's private voucher school program, ending expansions that Republicans have enacted during the last eight years.

Evers was to include the proposal as part of the state budget he introduces Thursday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on Evers' voucher school plans Monday.

Evers also is calling for suspending creation of any new independent charter schools until 2023.

The proposals are unlikely to pass in the Legislature, where Republicans in control have prioritized growing the voucher and charter school programs.

Evers also plans to require that businesses receiving tax incentives for major economic development programs disclose major changes to their plans. Also, businesses could not use tax dollars to move jobs out of state. first reported on that proposal Saturday.