Gov. Evers’ budget session in Green Bay draws cries for school funding | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GREEN BAY − Advocates for early child care, K-12 and college emphasized the need for greater state investment in education during Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide “Doing the Right Thing” listening session tour Tuesday.
Evers joined about 150 people at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s STEM Innovation Center to get more ideas for the two-year budget he will propose in February.
Projections from the state Department of Administration show Wisconsin with a record-high $6.6 billion surplus that could grow to $9 billion by the end of the next budget cycle. Over the next several months, Evers and the Republican-run state Legislature will have to figure out how to use the money.
During the session, a large crowd of education advocates emphasized a need for increasing tax- revenue limits for public schools, funding early child care and special needs programs, and bringing back the universal free lunch program that was implemented during the pandemic but ended this school year.