GOP lawmakers have reached a deal to pump an additional $500 million into K-12 education, including a $97 million increase for special education.
Both figures are well short of the $1.4 billion increase that Gov. Tony Evers proposed. That plan included a $606 million bump for special ed.
Still, Sen. Luther Olsen, the Education chair and a member of the Finance Committee, urged Evers to back the deal, warning it might be the best he gets.
“If he vetoes it, who knows when we’re going to get to a conclusion, and they need to get their books in order for this next year,” Olsen said of schools. “Th...