Gov. Evers’ budget proposal introduced; reaction falls along partisan lines

Governor Tony Evers delivered his first budget address last night in conjunction with introducing his state budget proposal.  Here are links to the Budget in Brief and the entire 2019-21 Executive Budget broken out by agency.

WASB staff are busy poring over the details that pertain to K-12 education.  We will be releasing a series of posts here on the major K-12 provisions included in the Governor’s proposal.

Reactions to the proposal predictably fall along partisan lines as legislative Republicans have sharply criticized the plan and announced they will throw it out and work from current law funding levels.

 

 

 

 

Democrats and others were more positive in their appraisals:

 

State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued a statement on Governor Tony Evers’ proposed 2019-21 budget. “As a lifelong educator, I applaud Governor Evers’ budget proposal,” Stanford Taylor said. “It makes historic investments in public education and advances student equity.”

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