Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposes $649 million more for state schools

MADISON - Two years after Gov. Scott Walker proposed cutting K-12 funding, he is moving sharply in the opposite direction, proposing a half-billion dollar bump in broad state school aid — enough for $200 per pupil increases in each of the next two years.

In his budget request, Evers asked for $58 million more in total funding and $6 million more in district teaching aid than Walker proposed. Still, Evers called Walker's plan "a great starting place."

"It's on the right trajectory," Evers said. "It's a large overall increase and it hit some real sweet spots. I can be supportive of it, and we'll advocate for some little tweaks here and there."

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