- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he could see enrollment in Wisconsin’s statewide private school voucher program increasing to 9,000 students, but nobody knows yet how much it will be allowed to expand.

Fitzgerald talked about Senate priorities Thursday after being re-elected as head of the Republican caucus without opposition.

Current enrollment in the statewide voucher program is capped at 1,000 students but Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans who control the Legislature want to increase it.

Fitzgerald says he thinks the most number of students who would enroll statewide is 9,000, but he doesn’t know yet whether the cap will be removed entirely or just increased to a certain number.

Starting next year Republicans will hold a 19-14 majority in the Senate as a result of Tuesday’s election.



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