After a month of working, but accomplishing little, State Representative Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) is calling on the conference committee to separate funding for schools from the rest of the budget. He says too many districts are being left in the dark right now about what kind of funding they'll be receiving down the road.
Kaufert says even if the education budget is not passed separately, the committee should at least let schools know where their funding will stand.
The Neenah Republican says separating parts of the budget is not the ideal way to handle the spending plan. But given the stalemate in deciding this budget, he feels it's the right way to do it.
WHBY's Rick Schuh contributed to this report.