An estimate by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau says that would cost public schools about $48 million over the next two years.
The budget would make clear that schools don’t need to use Common Core standards.
The governor wants to save about $6.2 million over the next two fiscal years by reducing third-shift tower staffing by 60 positions.
The panel adopted the language on a 12-4 vote Tuesday.
The Legislature’s budget committee planned to approve $200 million more in funding for public schools above what Gov. Walker proposed.
The Center for Media and Democracy filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Dane County Circuit Court.
The proposal could make more people available to teach in high-demand areas.
The majority of Wisconsin state employees don’t pay a deductible for health insurance. Under the proposal they would pay $250 annually.
Disabilities rights groups have historically opposed special needs vouchers.
Democrats have called for a federal investigation into the loan, which hasn’t been repaid.