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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Vos defends school choice amendment

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today defended his amendment to a special needs scholarship program bill, saying his proposal is a necessary fix to the state’s school choice funding formula.

Vos' amendment to AB 751, which is on the calendar for Tuesday, would adjust the overall funding formula so public schools count voucher students on a three-year rolling average the way other students are counted. Those counts affect school districts’ revenue limit authority.

That change, Vos has said, would correct a drafting mistake in the budget and prevent large property tax increases such as those he saw in his district. The intention all along, he has said, was for those students to be counted the same as everyone else.

Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, today said his “phone has been lighting up” with calls from superintendents who are worried about Vos' proposal.

But the Rochester Republican, speaking to reporters before the floor session today, said his amendment is a technical fix that is meant to keep property taxes down.

"All of the demagoguery that is occurring from the superintendents to say somehow it’s going to reduce their ability to raise property taxes, well that’s the point," he said. "We don’t want to have property tax increases, especially ones where they would be allowed to count students in a significantly different way than the way they count students who are going to a different public school."

Vos said he's pushing the proposal as an amendment rather than separate legislation because "we’re at the end of the legislative session."


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