Governor Walker Says Restoring Education Funding a Priority

Governor Walker says lawmakers should focus on public schools first, if upcoming revenue projections are better than earlier estimates.

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is expected to release new figures in early May. During a stop in Appleton Wednesday afternoon, Walker said he expects state tax projections due next month to modestly beat expectations, saying large windfalls were unlikely and any extra money should be channeled to public schools.

“There will be a little bit of revenue for us to work with, but I don’t think there’s gonna be a huge amount,” Gov. Walker said. “Our number one priority gotta to be make sure that we make K-12 schools, public education in the state, a priority to make sure they’re held whole.”

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