News Worms
News Worms

Gov. Walker promotes education budget ideas at Fox Valley Tech

Gov. Walker promotes education budget ideas at Fox Valley Tech

Governor Scott Walker is promising a lot of new spending and tax cuts in the next two-year state budget, leaving many of his Republican colleagues in the legislature expressing doubt about how many of his proposals will actually be in the final version they send back to him for a signature later this year.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) stated that he does not think a proposed five percent cut in tuition for resident undergraduate students in the University of Wisconsin System, which would be paid for with state funds, is likely to survive the budget process.

The shift by the famously tightfisted governor created to position him for a third term in 2018 also appeases his conservative base with more welfare reforms, elimination of the prevailing wage and almost $600 million in tax cuts.

Walker says the budget makes "historic investments in our priorities".

The shift by the famously tightfisted Republican governor created to position him for a third term in 2018.

More news: Twitter suffers slowest revenue growth since flotation

Democrat Lena Taylor says the issue she is most disappointed about, is that the governor did not address corrections. It calls for $500 million in transportation borrowing, down from $850 million in the last state budget. "We're redistributing that around the rest of the state".

He says the improved transportation funding will help school districts pay for costly student transportation.

The governor proposed getting rid of the board in his 2013-15 executive budget as well, arguing then that doing away with it would lift unnecessary financial and regulatory burdens on for-profit schools.

But, as the college's revenues have often been cut or frozen in recent years, like tuition proposed in Walker's budget, May said she worries about the long-term impact of that loss in funding on the college and its programs. "We are trying to make up for lost time and it's going to be very, very hard to catch up".

The budget announcement received a cool reception from legislative Democrats, including Sen.

More news: Kellyanne Conway apologises for 'Bowling Green Massacre' references

"This budget gets all the active major projects outside of southeastern Wisconsin back on track".

According to Walker, this budget is a solid one, built on a strong foundation.

"I think he hit on all of the key issues", Summerfield said of Walker. We're going to look at tolling.

"In other words, our fiscal reforms have been successful", Walker said.

"People tell us the reforms were necessary", Walker said in his prepared remarks.

More news: Oil exports from southern Iraq down in January after OPEC deal

"(Walker is) so focused on campaigning that he produces irresponsible budgets and leaves the real work for others", Taylor said.


editors' picks

February 10, 2017
U.S. claims killing 11 Al-Qaeda militants in Syrian airstrike
Al-Masri had links to bin Laden and al Qaeda's current leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, the Pentagon said in a statement. Pentagon says al-Masri has become the fourth Al-Qaeda leader it killed since the start of the year.

February 10, 2017
'The Lego Batman Movie' A Surprisingly Good Film
But new commissioner Barbara Gordon ( Rosario Dawson ) decides the city's reliance on him is unhealthy and cleans up the streets. And the intricate Batcave is the most awesome Lego set ever built, most likely to soon be available at a store near you.

February 10, 2017
Facebook will try fighting ad discrimination with algorithms
According to The Verge, Menlo Park does not let advertisers to allow users to self-identify race or specifically market to specific races.

February 10, 2017
Trump Accuses the Media of Not Covering Terrorist Attacks
However, US officials claimed that "most" of the attacks were not adequately reported by Western media outlets, CNN reported. Trump's actual complaint, he said , was that such acts don't get enough attention.

February 09, 2017
Six Red Cross workers killed by 'IS gunmen' in Afghanistan
Officials said the attack was carried out by local affiliates of the Islamic State group. The murdered staff were all Afghans, according to reports.

February 09, 2017
Apple Hires Amazon's Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business
Before working at Amazon, Twerdahl spent time as an executive at Netflix and a VP at Roku, where he oversaw consumer devices. It's thought the failure to secure such deals is the reason Apple's long-rumoured TV streaming service is yet to launch.

February 09, 2017
Time Warner Inc. Boosts Fourth-Quarter Revenue by 11%
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.06. The company's board approved a regular dividend of 40.25 cents for the next quarter.

February 09, 2017
France's Fillon fights back against scandal
Fillon is trying to save his presidential bid as prosecutors investigate the political jobs he gave to his wife, son and daughter. It was a mistake, I deeply regret having made this mistake, and I would like to apologise to the French citizens".

February 09, 2017
Brazil Challenges Canada At WTO Over Bombardier Loans
The Canadian government has approved $372.5m in repayable programme contributions for Bombardier "to foster Canadian innovation and strengthen the aerospace sector".

February 09, 2017
Nintendo President: Backward compatibility for controllers 'may be considered' for Switch
Unfortunately, preorders are already all sold out so keep your ear to the ground for more info. Nintendo Switch is scheduled to launch worldwide on March 3, 2017.