Governor Walker says lawmakers should focus on public schools first, if upcoming revenue projections are better than earlier estimates.
The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is expected to release new figures in early May. During a stop in Appleton Wednesday afternoon, Walker said he expects to have at least some money to reduce a proposed $127 million cut that was included in his state budget. “There will be a little bit of revenue for us to work with, but I don’t think there’s gonna be a huge amount,” Walker said. “Our number one priority gotta to be make sure that we make K-12 schools, public education in the state, a priority to make sure they’re held whole.”
Beyond that, Walker says his other priorities would be transportation and reducing the $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System.