The Assembly approves virtual school legislation that increases the size of an enrollment cap.
The latest version of the legislation would set an enrollment cap at about 8,700 students. State Representative Brett Davis (R-Oregon) says it gives the Governor what he asked for, because it includes a cap and a study of the financial impacts of virtual schools.
However, State Representative Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) says Republicans were wasting their time with the bill. Speaking during an early morning floor debate on the bill, he "guaranteed" Republicans that the Governor would veto the bill if it makes it to his desk.
The Senate approved a version last week that sets the cap at about 3,500 students, which is the version supported by the Governor. State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) says that bill would lock out students. He says the version passed by the Assembly this time around set a more realistic cap on the programs.
The bill passed on a 53-44 vote.