Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday affirmed his plans to make funding for K-12 public education his top priority in the state’s upcoming biennial budget. As quoted in a story in the Appleton Post Crescent on Tuesday (August 23) he said: “Our No. 1 priority is going to be putting more money into K-12 public education.”
This comes on the heels of previous pledges made early this year by Gov. Walker during his state of the state address as well as during his keynote at the state education convention. Specifics have been light to this point but potential savings from a state healthcare system overhaul have been mentioned. State agencies will submit budget requests this fall with the Governor’s 2017-19 budget being released in February 2017.