WI Education Chair: Funding Up, Test Scores Down – Taxpayers Deserve Better Results Wisconsin schools in 2019-20 will receive $4.7 billion (+1.8%) of equalization aid from taxpayers through the state’s funding formula. However, results aren’t matching up with the investments as scores released last month showed 60% of students aren't able to read or perform math at grade level.
Majority Leader Steineke Continues to Raise Homelessness Awareness Rep. Steineke and Assembly Republican colleagues introduced eight pieces of legislation this spring called “A Hand for the Homeless” package, to continue the conversation on homelessness following the success of the 2017-18 legislative session’s initiatives.
Rep. Jesse James - Emergency Mental Health Treatment in Wisconsin: Why we need to address the issue now We have a growing mental health problem in Wisconsin, but lack the resources needed to help people in crisis.
Effective Educational Program Ends Due to Governor Veto Governor Tony Evers eliminated funding for the Personal Electronic Computing Device Awards, saying that districts should invest in technology through other means. The program ensured every high school freshman in the state had access to their own digital device for education.
Joint Committee on Finance Sow the Fields, Provides Dairy Hub Funding The Joint Finance Committee voted to fund the Wisconsin Dairy Hub. The struggles of Wisconsin’s agricultural community have been well-documented and publicized. The hub will serve as a great first step to provide a more stable environment for those who put food on tables across the nation.