Tags: Governor | Walker | Budget | Lower | School Taxes

Gov. Walker’s Budget Results in Lower School Taxes

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:59 AM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget will result in more than three-quarters of the state’s school districts cutting school property taxes, a new study released Monday found. The only way that the tax rates won’t drop is if those districts ask voters’ permission to keep the levy the same, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday.

walker, wisconsin, school, taxesWalker faced intense scrutiny and controversy over his proposed budget that includes big spending cuts and the elimination of collective bargaining rights for public employees. Now, a report by University of Wisconsin-Madison economist Andrew Reschovsky shows that school districts in suburban Milwaukee will have the largest property tax reductions.

Cullen Werwie, spokesman for the governor, said that Walker’s two-year budget plan was designed to keep taxes from increasing while reining in school spending that has outpaced inflation over the past 15 years.

Walker’s proposed 2011-’13 spending plan calls for cutting $834 million in state aid for K-12 education as part of an effort to balance the state budget without raising taxes or fees.

To keep school districts from raising local property taxes to make up for the cuts, Walker recommended a decrease in the amount per student that public school districts are able to receive from the combination of state aid and property taxes.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved