Watching the budget “fix” press conference via WisconsinEye. Mark Pocan and Mark Miller are by Governor Jim Doyle’s side, so little hope for Joint Finance action.
5% across the board cuts to most state functions; 2.5% cut to education, 2.5% cut to shared revenue.
Seems to leave the door open to maybe a temporary delay on ending the Qualified Economic Offer.
Claims to “protect” education. Revenue cap allowable increase will be reduced.
Lots of talk about “protecting property taxpayers.” Nothing about investing in the future of our students or our state.
I guess that we have answers to this quiz.
Thomas J. Mertz