May 9, 2013
Revised Revenue Estimate Provides Additional $500 Million for Public Education
Today’s revenue growth announcement provides the state budget with $500 million for our children
Madison – Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson (D–Milwaukee) released the following statement today regarding the announcement of an additional $500 million available to invest in the education of our children.
“Today’s revenue estimate increase must be used to restore a portion of the $1.6 billion cut from our neighborhood, public schools in the last budget. While the additional $500 million only covers a portion of the largest cut to our public schools in Wisconsin’s history, it’s a significant improvement over the $0 increase per student that Governor Walker’s budget proposed.
“We must put the $500 million back into our neighborhood, public schools to provide future generations with the best education possible to compete in a 21st century economy.”