Wisconsin Public Schools to Get Fraction of What Evers Wants

May 27, 2021

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Wisconsin public schools would receive $150 million more in funding over two years under the Republican budget approved by a legislative committee.

That is less than 10% of the $1.6 billion that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed.

It was not immediately clear Thursday if the GOP plan would spend enough to ensure that Wisconsin wouldn't lose at least some of the $2.6 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding it's slated to receive.

The committee also voted to end a tuition freeze for the University of Wisconsin that's been in place for eight years.