APNewsBreak: Walker to increase school aid $129M - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

APNewsBreak: Walker to increase school aid $129M

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker tells The Associated Press he will increase funding for Wisconsin's public schools in his budget to the Legislature on Wednesday. He'll also offer targeted incentives that can be used for teacher bonuses.

Walker provided details of his education funding plan to the AP ahead of its public release Sunday.

Walker is also increasing funding for the University of Wisconsin System and technical colleges two years after their funding was also slashed.

The roughly 1% increase in aid to schools Walker is proposing comes after he cut aid by more than 8% in the first year of the last budget.

Democratic Rep. Sondy Pope says the proposal is worse than she imagined and says the money won't be enough to help struggling schools.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.