Madison—Representative Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) released the following statement regarding Governor Walker’s ‘Every Student Matters’ budget proposal:

“This morning Governor Scott Walker announced the details of his ‘Every Student Matters’ budget proposal. In this proposal Governor Walker has made a commitment to support Wisconsin’s rural schools. I am very pleased to see the Governor has made rural schools a priority in this upcoming budget.

“Rural schools often face challenges that other schools don’t. While serving as President of the Sturgeon Bay School Board, I became very familiar with the challenges rural schools face. Rural or suburban, all students deserve the same outstanding education that Wisconsin educators provide. I thank the Governor for his leadership on this issue.

“As Vice-Chair of the Assembly Committee on Education, and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue to tackle the unique hurdles that rural schools face.”

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