Evers calls special session to put $250 million more into education

Gov. Tony Evers today announced he’s calling a special session of the Legislature to put nearly $250 million of an anticipated surplus toward education as part of an effort to restore the state’s commitment to fund two-thirds of public education costs.
Evers’ call comes as GOP legislative leaders have talked about cutting taxes with the additional $451.9 million projected in the general fund by mid-2021, thanks largely to an uptick in expected tax collections.
Following the guv's announcement, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, noted the increased education spending in the curr...

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