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06.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:37 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m still trying to get my arms around the budget vetted by the Joint Finance Committee in the wee hours of this morning.  But one thing is for sure—Scott Walker is running for president. He and the Republican members of the JFC have checked off all of the boxes Walker needs to promote himself nationally. Of course, Republican legislators gave him a head start two years ago, when Walke...
06.04.2013 | | Posted at 11:42 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Today’s the big day for the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. They’re trying to cram in as much business as possible so that you and I won’t have time to sort through the details and respond to them. It may take a day, it may take a few days. But I predict a full and robust public debate on the final issues is not going to happen.  Apparently they’re going to take up whatever m...
05.30.2013 | | Posted at 04:25 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m not quite sure what the Republicans (and their former legislative leaders turned lobbyists) will ultimately agree on, but one thing is clear: the state budget will include some sort of voucher expansion. Democrats and public school advocates are frantic, worried about the damage this will do to the vast majority of state schools that educate the vast majority of students. But perhaps th...
05.23.2013 | | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
As I wrote in this week’s paper, a new Forward Institute report questioned whether the state’s education funding formula is providing a constitutionally required “sound basic education.” Looks like the Forward Institute isn’t the only one with these concerns. Today, Bambi Statz, executive director of the Association for Equity of Funding, released a statement on her concerns whether ...

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