Contact: Scott Fitzgerald, (608)-266-5660

[Madison, WI] Today, Assembly Republicans announced a press conference to promote a number of proposals for the education portion of the biennial budget. Components of the proposal were previously circulated by the Assembly co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:

“The State Senate remains committed to fully funding K-12 education as Governor Walker proposed in his administrative budget.

We will continue to look for ways to support low spending districts, but a proposal that raises property taxes and picks winners and losers within our school districts is a move away from the position of both the Governor and the Senate Republican caucus. The Assembly package that was endorsed today is simply not the direction that this budget is headed.”

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