Citizens sound off on several budget items at JFC hearing

Citizens today pressed JFC members on a wide range of budget items, including boosting funding for K-12 and increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Lawmakers heard testimony from several Wisconsin Public Education Network members, who wore green shirts saying “Go Public” and decried the growth in school vouchers. Some of them said while Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $649 million increase for K-12 is a good first step, it doesn't make up for past cuts.
Damien Gross, a 13-year-old student with dyslexia at Marshall Middle School, said lawmakers need to increase funding for special education. He a...

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