Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

2 months until fall election

Some of the starkest differences between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are on hot-button education policies like expanding private school vouchers and implementing the Common Core academic standards.

Republicans unveil voucher accountability bill

A proposal in the works for two years that's designed to make more information available about the performance of private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher program has been introduced.

High capacity wells change being delayed in budget

Senate to debate budget later this week

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he hopes that changes to the state budget being made in the Assembly will be enough to satisfy concerns of Senate Republicans.

Moderate Republicans seek budget changes

Changes include undoing voucher expansion, accepting Medicaid expansion

Moderate Republican state senators are seeking major changes to the Wisconsin state budget, including undoing a statewide expansion of private school vouchers and accepting a federally funded Medicaid expansion.

Walker comfortable with slow expansion of vouchers

Walker not saying whether he'd use line-item veto to eliminate enrollment cap

Gov. Scott Walker says he's comfortable with the slow expansion of the school voucher program, and he also isn't saying whether he'd use a line-item veto to eliminate a proposed enrollment cap.

Lawmakers finalize state budget issues

Most controversial issues are left to vote on

State lawmakers are working to finalize the details of the state budget and some of the most controversial issues are left to vote on.

Republican says framework for budget deal in place

Budget could be voted on by JFC on Tuesday

Republican budget committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren says the framework for a deal on the three largest remaining undecided items in the state budget is in place, but "we're not there yet."