Madison
53° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Walker to increase school aid $129M

Published On: Feb 17 2013 08:51:21 AM CST
Scott Walker
MADISON, Wis. -

Gov. Scott Walker told The Associated Press he will increase funding for Wisconsin's public schools in his budget to the Legislature on Wednesday.

He'll also offer targeted incentives that can be used for teacher bonuses.

Walker provided details of his education funding plan to the AP ahead of its public release Sunday.

Walker is also increasing funding for the University of Wisconsin System and technical colleges two years after their funding was also slashed.

The roughly 1 percent increase in aid to schools Walker is proposing comes after he cut aid by more than 8 percent in the first year of the last budget.

Democratic Rep. Sondy Pope said the proposal is worse than she imagined and said the money won't be enough to help struggling schools.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Spring in Wisconsin!

    Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin, and you've got the photos to prove it! Take a look at these pretty wildlife snaps shared by #News3 viewers. Share your spring pics via tips@channel3000.com.

  • 7 pains - chest pain

    Getty Images

    7 pains men should never ignore

    Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

    Al Hayat Media/CNN

    Who is ISIS?

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

Advertisement