Wisconsin governor won’t seek to phase out school vouchers

February 21, 2019 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gov. Tony Evers’ first state budget won’t include a plan to eliminate or phase out taxpayer-funded school vouchers despite once saying during his campaign that he would try.

Evers on Tuesday said he would seek to provide “more accountability and transparency” within the state’s private school voucher programs but would not include a proposal to phase them out.

Instead, Evers said, he supports including on property tax bills how much each taxpayer is spending on vouchers for private school students living in their school district, something Milwaukee has done since 2011 and Racine initiated last year.

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