Historic Increase in K-12 Funding
Governor Evers has always believed that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for the state. In his first term, he passed a historic increase in K-12 public education funding, and increased the state’s investment in the UW college system and Wisconsin’s community colleges. His latest budget restores the state’s historic two-thirds funding commitment to K-12 schools, which has been supported by a Republican-led bipartisan panel.
Special Session for Needed Funding
Governor Evers was clear when he signed the 2021-23 biennial budget that the Legislature’s job wasn’t done, and more investments in our kids and our schools were needed. Governor Evers called a special session of the Legislature in July 2021 to provide more than $400 million for K-12 education and more than $100 million for higher education— but Republican leaders gaveled out of without consideration or debate.