MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The sponsor of a bill that would give the Legislature power to approve and write academic standards for Wisconsin schools says no Republican senators have told her they have problems with the proposal.
Sen. Leah Vukmir’s comments Thursday come after Senate Education Committee Chairman Sen. Luther Olsen told The Associated Press that at least five Republican senators have told him they oppose the bill.
Vukmir says she would be “shocked” if there were five senators who don’t support the bill. Vukmir says she will continue to fight for the proposal and she believes momentum for the measure is growing.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the bill is unlikely to pass in its current form. He says the bill isn’t dead, but it remains a work in progress.
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