Evers presses for two-thirds funding for K-12, aims to close at least one state prison

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Gov. Tony Evers says he will continue to push for two-thirds funding for public schools despite GOP opposition and that he’ll work to close down some adult state prisons in the future.
Evers in a WisPolitics.com virtual luncheon Tuesday said he wants the state to return to funding two-thirds of public K-12 school budgets. He also said he wants to continue to decrease state prison populations and eventually close at least some adult state prisons while improving mental health resources and programs to reduce recidivism.
Evers’ budget doesn’t call for closing any state prisons. Meanwhile, he’s p...

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