JFC approves K-12 education plan, $1 billion state building budget


The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to change Gov. Scott Walker's K-12 education plan by adding a boost for low-spending school districts and increasing the income cutoff for students in the statewide voucher program.
Dems slammed the proposal late Monday afternoon, saying the additional $639 million provided by the motion still left public schools short of where they were before Republicans took over in 2011, when taking into account things like inflation.
"No matter how tough times are, you have to find a way to pay for the basics, and the basics as far as the state of W...

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