Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is renewing his push to eliminate the state board that regulates for-profit colleges. The executive budget Walker unveiled Wednesday calls for eliminating the Educational Approval Board by January 2018 and transferring its duties to the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are renewing their push to ban research on aborted fetal tissue in Wisconsin, with one proposal circulated this week branded as ineffective by the staunchest anti-abortion forces. At least two other proposals were in the works while private and university researchers, who have blocked similar efforts the past six years, stood firmly against anything that would impinge on their work.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he submitted his resume to President Donald Trump’s transition team shortly after the November election, but never heard back. Fitzgerald said Thursday that he didn’t formally express interest in any particular job and “I didn’t even know what the process was. I still don’t fully understand it.”