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Republicans offer school spending plan increase

MADISON (WXOW) -- The Republican president of the state Senate is proposing an alternative plan to Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow public school spending to increase $150 more per student over the next two years. 

Sen. Mike Ellis's plan would cost $382 million but relies on a mixture of existing funding Walker put in his budget and $153 million in additional money from property taxes over two years. 

Ellis tells The Associated Press on Friday that Sen. Luther Olsen is a co-sponsor of the plan and they are talking with other Republicans to enlist support. 

Walker included no spending increase for public schools in his budget. That has been one of the most criticized parts of his plan. 

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie did not immediately return a message. 

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