Gov. Scott Walker on Monday vowed to restore the state’s commitment to cover two-thirds of school costs.
Walker told conservative radio show host Jay Weber on WISN-AM (1130) he would put back in place the two-thirds funding for schools first made by former GOP Gov. Tommy Thompson without raising property taxes. Hours later, Walker made campaign appearances in Milwaukee and Green Bay with Thompson by his side.
“The way we do it is simple,” he said at a stop at Pro Engineering & Manufacturing in Milwaukee. “It’s the way we have done it every year that I have been doing our budgets with good fiscal management….”
Also Monday, Walker pledged to give towns a big boost in road funding if he is re-elected. The plan is similar to one for counties he unveiled last month that would cost the state $57 million a year.
Walker did not say what his proposal for towns would cost or how he would come up with the money, but the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said it could cost more than $53 million a year.
“Maintaining our transportation system is a top priority, and our plan will help ensure we have a safe and reliable system for families and businesses across the state,” Walker said in a statement.
Fact on School Funding
This year, the state is covering 65.4% of the cost of K-12 education, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Bringing it to two-thirds this year would have cost about $130 million more, but figures for the next state budget have not yet been calculated.
Evers has said he wants to increase state funding for schools by $1.4 billion over two years. That’s far more than Walker, but like Walker, Evers has not said how he would fund his plan.
Walker accused Evers of restoring the funding by raising property taxes to pay for it.
Education has emerged as a central issue in the campaign for governor, and voters have repeatedly told Marquette University Law School pollsters they would rather increase spending on public schools than cut taxes if given the choice.
Thompson began funding two-thirds of K-12 in the 1995-’97 state budget. The commitment went away under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
Monday’s proposals from Walker came a day after Evers said he would cut income taxes by 10 percent for individuals making up to $100,000 and families making up to $150,000. Evers said he would fund that $340 million tax break by greatly scaling back a tax credit for farmers and manufacturers.
Walker dismissed Evers’ plan in his radio interview, saying overall taxes would go up under Evers.
“This is just shifting money around,” Walker said. “This is not an outright tax cut.”
He will still raise your property taxes. He will raise your gas tax,” he said. “Hold onto your purses. Hold onto your wallet. It’s going to cost you a lot of tax money.”
Walker Visits ePower in Sheboygan, Vukmir Stops by our Headquarters, and We Kick Off Our Street Corner Rallies!
Exciting Events are coming up, with Gov Walker at ePower tomorrow, Thursday the 18th, Leah Vukmir stopping by GOP Headquarters Saturday the 20th, and this weekend as we start our Street Corner Rallies!
Thursday, October 18th, at 9:45 AM Governor Walker will be touring ePower Manufacturing at 3115 N. 21st St, in Sheboygan, WI.
Saturday, October 20th, at 4:15 PM, Leah Vukmir drops by the GOP headquarters at 1122 Indiana Ave in Sheboygan, so come by and chat with our future senator.
Also starting this Saturday, join us for the first of three street corner rallies to support for our candidates and galvanize our communities!
Saturday October 20th in Plymouth, on the corner of Highland Ave and Eastern Ave from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday October 27th in Sheboygan Falls, on the corner of Broadway and Monroe St from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday November 3rd in Sheboygan, on the corner of 14th st and Erie Ave 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Come to chat, promote our candidates for the election coming up very shortly, and enjoy donuts, cookies and water, which we will provide.
With any questions regarding the street corner rallies, call Phil at 414-218-3883.
Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was hired by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans to question Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford during the committee's hearing into allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, questioned the credibility of her accusations and called the case "weak" in her assessment of Ford's allegations.
"I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard."
In a memo to Senate Republicans, Mitchell details nine main points she says raise questions about the credibility of Ford's account. She concludes no prosecutor would bring the case, nor is the evidence sufficient to prevail even in a civil trial.
The Scottsboro Boys were a group of 9 black teens, who were convicted in a Democrat State, Alabama, of rape, in 1931. They were falsely accused of rape by two white women, Ruby Bates & Victoria Price, who said the boys raped them on a train.
In the first set of trials in April 1931, a jury quickly convicted the Scottsboro Boys and sentenced eight of them to death. The boys’ lives were DESTROYED. The women later admitted their allegations were FALSE. All of the Scottsboro Boys served prison time. Convictions were overturned and the charges finally dropped in 1937 for 5 of the boys. It would take until 2013 for the state to issue posthumous pardons for the remaining three accused.
When WOMEN LIE, good men DIE.
Oh, what happened to the women who lied? They faded into obscurity, changed their names, married and lived long lives. WITH NO CONSEQUENCES. So, remember this story the next time you hear feminists screaming “WE BELIEVE SURVIVORS.”