Gov. Walker's budget proposal forces schools to lower taxes
MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- A new analysis says Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal would force most of Wisconsin's 424 public school districts to lower their property taxes.
The analysis released Monday by University of Wisconsin-Madison economist Andrew Reschovsky shows that 329 districts would be required to lower property taxes to meet revenue limits.
Walker's budget calls for an 8.4 percent cut in school aid and a 5.5 percent reduction in overall resources available.
The Legislature's budget committee was expected to vote on Thursday and schools have been urging moderation in cuts to school districts, since a projected $636 million more in revenue is expected from Walker's budget.
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