Thanks to his pro-growth policies, Governor Walker has invested millions in our schools.
The most recent budget has been praised as a pro-kid budget and an important step forward. That's what Tony Evers said about the most recent budget signed by Governor Walker. Evers even said the commitment for K-12 education in the budget is good news.
But now that Evers is running for office, he's trying to take back his praise. Walker is improving Wisconsin education and Tony Evers knows it.
Evers is making big promises on education since winning the Democrat primary. Evers said he will return to two thirds funding for our public schools and add an additional $600 million in special education funding, up 163% from the current budget. The two-thirds funding promise would cost state government $1.5 billion.
How would Evers pay for these monumental increases to education? According to his school finance reform plan, all these historic increases in funding will somehow be offset by the decline in local school property taxes and the elimination of the School Levy Tax Credit.
You wouldn't know it by listening to Democrats, but we already have record investment in education. That's terrific. But you can't promise to put huge additional sums of money into education just to one up Walker. Evers has to come clean and tell us how much property taxes and income taxes will go up under his plan, and what programs around the state he wants to cut.