- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he won’t seek to eliminate or phase out taxpayer-funded school vouchers in his first state budget.

Evers said Tuesday he will aim to provide “more accountability and transparency” within the state’s private school voucher programs. But that would not include a proposal to phase out vouchers.

The new Democratic governor said he instead supports including on property tax bills how much each taxpayer is spending on vouchers for private school students living in their school district.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Evers said during an appearance at Marquette University “that’s not an anti-voucher issue, that’s just a transparency issue.”

Evers said during his campaign he would work with the Legislature to phase vouchers out , but did not pledge to do so in his first budget.



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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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