Fitzgerald says lifting lids on vouchers not dead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says lifting enrollment caps on private schools in the statewide voucher program is not dead even though Gov. Scott Walker didn't propose it in his budget.

Fitzgerald said Thursday at a luncheon sponsored by Wispolitics.com that lifting the caps will "absolutely" be a part of the discussion as the Legislature works on rewriting the governor's budget.

Fitzgerald says he doesn't know what the governor didn't loosen or eliminate the caps. School choice advocates are pushing for the caps to go away so more students can enroll in the statewide voucher program more quickly.

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