After earlier cuts, Scott Walker proposes spending boost for schools

Six years after engineering massive cuts to public schools, Gov. Scott Walker will propose a record level of K-12 education funding in his upcoming budget proposal.

In total, Walker would send $11.5 billion to public, charter and private voucher schools in the two years starting July 1, including $649 million in new spending. The governor will introduce his 2017-19 state budget plan Wednesday.

Evers praised Walker’s proposal, describing the plan as a “pro-kid budget” and “an important step forward.”

“Overall, his definition of ‘significant’ and mine are really close,” said Evers, who added that Walker’s proposals hit upon the same priorities his budget request sought.

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