Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) recently had a brief Q & A with the Racine Journal Times. The first question asked Speaker Vos to name his top priorities in the upcoming legislative session beginning in January. He said the legislature’s number one job will be passing a balanced state budget in the first six months or so of 2017. He then listed his priorities for the budget including:
“I would like to continue to increase our investment in education, especially public schools and universities.”
This is encouraging news for school districts and falls in line with recent comments made by Governor Walker. We have also noted that increasing resources is crucial as revenues to public schools have not kept pace with inflation since the passage of Act 10 and there appears to be momentum for further school voucher initiatives following the election.