Half of Evers’ proposed $3.2B budget increase slated for K-12 education


Gov. Tony Evers today proposed a budget that would boost state spending by $3.2 billion with half of that going to K-12 education as he laid down a marker on his priorities ahead of a possible reelection bid in 2022.
The two-year spending plan, which is sure to face stiff resistance from the GOP-run Legislature, includes restoring collective bargaining powers for many state employees after Republicans stripped them under former Gov. Scott Walker a decade ago.   
It also would require background checks on all firearms sales and creation of a red-flag law, both proposals that Republicans have al...

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