Wisconsin Republicans Sneak School Voucher Program Into Late-Night Budget

Earlier this week, Republicans in the Wisconsin state Assembly approved Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) budget with a 3 a.m. vote, despite Walker’s previous promises to end late-night voting because “nothing good happens after midnight.” As The Capital Times reported, Assembly Republicans “sneaked in a last-minute budget item at 2 a.m.” that would expand school vouchers to up to 16 Wisconsin cities. The two-year budget cuts overall state education spending by $1.6 billion.