Governor Scott Walker has released more than $123 million in additional cuts he wants made across state government.
The Walker administration on Friday sent the list of proposed funding lapses to the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. The largest area impacted by the plan is the University of Wisconsin System, which is being asked to make over $46 million in additional cuts.
Several high priority areas are spared; such as school aids, college financial aid, and child welfare programs.
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) says the “draconian” cuts targeting public education are the worst thing to do in a difficult economy. Barca also criticized the Governor for releasing the plan on the Friday before Christmas.
The Joint Finance Committee is expected to review the proposal early next year.