Stories tagged: "surplus fight"


Jill Underly, Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
State Education Leader on Tim Michels: He Has No Idea What We Do to Give Vulnerable Kids a Safe Place to Learn

Wisconsin’s state superintendent gives low grades to the Republican candidate for governor, whose plan for struggling schools is to give them even less support while speaking out against “wokeness.”

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Gov. Evers Reveals a New Plan to Invest a Record Surplus in Tax Cuts and Help for Families. Michels’ Response: ‘Kenosha!’

Republican lawmakers are not likely to end their 10-month paid break while sitting on a $5 billion surplus.

Giacomo Fallucca, CEO of Palermo's, speaks Wednesday in favor of using part of the state's projected budget surplus on schools. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
‘We Have the Dollars’: Milwaukee Business Leaders Call for Using Surplus on Schools

From the Bucks president to the Palermo’s CEO, a diverse range of business leaders pleads for action from Evers and legislators.

The east entrance to the Wisconsin state Capitol on February 8, 2022. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
Tax Rebates, Local Services, Skateboard Parks—Lot of Ideas for Budget Surplus

Gov. Evers proposes checks and education, Republicans want to wait until 2023, but a research group suggests local governments should benefit.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the 2020 State of the State address Jan. 22, 2020 at the Capitol in Madison. (Photo © Andy Manis)
State of the State Should Remind That Government Can Help, Top Dems Say

Reps. Greta Neubauer and Kalan Haywood say the state is going in a positive direction, but they want to make sure everyone is along for the ride.

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019 file photo Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an interview during the National Governors Association 2019 winter meeting in Washington. Evers is releasing his first state budget to a skeptical Republican Legislature, with many of his proposals likely dead on arrival and others unlikely to pass without significant changes. Evers, a Democrat, unveils his plan Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 during a joint meeting of the Legislature. That will kick off a monthslong process of lobbying, cajoling, bartering and begging over the roughly $76 billion spending plan that affects nearly every person in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
Evers Plan Would Use Budget Surplus to Provide Tax Rebate, Help Education and Child care

Gov. Tony Evers released a plan to give each Wisconsin resident a $150 tax rebate and put $750 million toward education, but Republicans in the Legislature rejected his proposal.

July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
‘Isn’t Good Enough for Our Kids’: Evers Signs GOP Budget Despite Concerns

Governor reluctantly signs a budget that uses the state's surplus on tax cuts rather than education and infrastructure.