Evers, bipartisan task force both calling for funding hike

MADISON, WI (AP) – Gov. Tony Evers campaigned on the promise to increase funding for public schools by $1.4 billion and now a bipartisan legislative task force is also calling for significant spending hikes.

Commission co-chair state Sen. Luther Olsen said Wednesday that he hopes the report provides an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to work together on school funding.

Olsen also says he hopes Evers would put some of the group’s recommendations in his state budget proposal.

Many of the ideas mirror what Evers proposed last year as state superintendent in his agency budget that would have increased school funding by 10 percent.

The commission has no total cost for its recommendations.

But their proposals call for the state to pay for two-thirds of school costs, while allowing local property taxes to also go up more.

Associated Press

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