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Burke bashes vouchers, praises common core

Candidate spoke to Wisconsin state leaders

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke bashes private school vouchers and praises the common core curriculum in a speech to Wisconsin school leaders.

City, VA leaders hope to end veteran homelessness by 2015

23 new housing vouchers will help find rental units for homeless veterans

Homeless veterans could have new housing options soon with city leaders and Veteran's Administration officials setting a goal to end veteran homelessness in Madison by 2015.

Badger fans score free food

Jim Sendecke had family in from Connecticutt for the Badgers' homecoming game, so cheese curds were a must. While hoards of red-shirted people made a mad dash into Camp Randall, Sendecke enjoyed the Wisconsin treat from outside of the stadium.

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.

Republicans pass budget in Joint Finance Committee

Republicans reach agreement on tax cuts, vouchers

The state budget is on its way to the state Assembly for debate, after the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved the plan on Wednesday morning after an all-night session.

Sources: Vouchers may expand statewide

Revised plan adds enrollment cap at 500 students

Wisconsin's private school voucher program would expand statewide but enrollment would be capped at no more than 500 students next year under the latest version of a deal being discussed by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders.

Vote on voucher school plan, funding delayed

Walker, state GOP leaders unable to reach deal

The Legislature's budget-writing committee has delayed taking action on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to expand the private school voucher program outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

GOP senators break with Walker on vouchers

The Republican president of the state Senate tells The Associated Press that a majority of GOP senators will not support Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the private school voucher plan as proposed.

Walker to unveil two-year budget plan

Walker to give speech to full legislature Wednesday

Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to deliver his two-year budget plan that will include an income tax cut, an expansion of private school vouchers and a tightening of Medicaid eligibility.