LFB : GOP lawmakers would need to put another $428 million into K-12, higher ed to qualify for $2.2 billion in federal COVID aid

GOP lawmakers would have to put another $428 million into K-12 and higher education to ensure Wisconsin gets $2.2 billion from federal COVID-19 relief packages, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
That price tag is based on the actions of the Joint Finance Committee to date. If the GOP-controlled committee spends additional general purpose revenue in other areas of the budget it hasn’t taken up yet, lawmakers would have to add even more into education to meet the federal government’s maintenance of effort requirement to qualify for the money.
Likewise, if the committee cut spending fro...

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