Stories tagged: "school funding"


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a press conference before an attempt to override 
Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill to prematurely end the $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Unemployed Wisconsinites Will Keep $300 Boost After Republicans Fail to End It

The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.

Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) speaks ahead of the Wisconsin Senate's vote to pass the 2021-23 state budget. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Faced With Billions of New Dollars, GOP Lawmakers Make ‘Minimum Investments’ As Budget Goes to Evers’ Desk

Despite a massive, unexpected surplus, Republican lawmakers opted to spend the vast majority of the money on tax cuts. The ball is now in Evers’ court.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

Joint Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), left, answers a question on the Republicans' tax cut proposal at a press conference on June 17 with Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), center, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), right. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
GOP Budget Includes School Spending Increase, Tax Cuts—but There Are a Few Big Catches

GOP lawmakers say they’ve increased funding for schools and cut taxes for the middle class. It's true on paper, but leaves out some key context.

Michael Johnson
‘I Feel Like We’re Being Punished’: Schools Push Back Against GOP Budget Plan

Wisconsin faces a $4.4 billion surplus over the next three years, but Republicans are providing just a $128 million school funding boost. Evers proposed $1.6 billion.

Wisconsin Has Roughly 6,900 Substitute Teachers. It's Not Enough During COVID, Say Officials
Trump’s Rush to Resume Classes Is ‘Reprehensible,’ Educators Say

Teachers say they know bullying when they see it, as President, DeVos, Tiffany and others attack public schools.

The Racine Unified School District will reopen for in-person learning next Tuesday. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Racine Referendum Includes Buildings Dating to Abe Lincoln

Long-range plans to overcome long lack of investment even drawing attention from Biden, Sanders, Trump