Wisconsin budget: Not much money for public schools

Public News Service
July 1, 2015
Tamarine Cornelius, a budget analyst with the Wisconsin Budget Project, says what’s really happening is the additional funds for public education promised in the budget will be delivered in a way that won’t allow district to put that money to work educating public school students.

“So if they have higher property taxes, then they can’t get as much from the state, and if they have more money from the state, then they can’t raise as much through property taxes,” says Cornelius. “So what happened here is the state has given them more general aid; to make sure they don’t exceed their revenue cap, they have to have lower property taxes.