State Budget Proposal News
5-26-15 - Last week the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) adopted revisions to K-12 biennial budget proposal. The JFC action reverses a Walker-proposed $127 million cut in public school funding for next year. The revised proposal would also increase funding by about $69 million above current levels in the second year of the budget.
What does the plan mean for Marshall? If adopted by the Senate and Assembly, the outcome for Marshall yields just over $100,000 in new revenue, over the span of the two year state budget cycle. The District, like most throughout Wisconsin, would continue to operate within a structural deficit, in that inflationary expenses outpace allowable revenue limits and aid increases.
Senator Luther Olsen, a member of both the JFC and Senate Education Committee, summarizes the JFC changes to the K-12 budget and public education’s need for continued operational referenda.