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Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Governor Walker’s Proposed Budget

“Despite the direct link between Wisconsin’s higher education system and our economic success Governor Walker has ignored the protests of our communities and proceeded with the $300 million cut to the UW System.”

By - Feb 3rd, 2015 08:35 pm

MADISON – Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement today reacting to Governor Walker‘s proposed budget for the 2015-2016 biennium.

“Despite the direct link between Wisconsin’s higher education system and our economic success Governor Walker has ignored the protests of our communities and proceeded with the $300 million cut to the UW System,” said Brostoff, “A plan like this takes our state in the wrong direction and is part of an overall attack on public education. This is not a single occurrence.”

This recent cut comes after Gov. Walker and the Republicans in the Legislature cut funding to the UW by $250 million in his 2011-2013 budget, in addition to cutting $1.6 billion cut in K-12 funding, as well as $70 million from the Wisconsin Technical College System.

“Thanks to the $283 million hole Gov. Walker and the Republicans have created in the current budget, Wisconsin’s finances are the worst shape of any state in the nation.  We don’t need more ‘Trickle down’ Republican policies which favor massive giveaways to the very wealthy at the expense of our middle class,” Brostoff said. “They have left Wisconsin families behind.”

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8 thoughts on “Statement from Rep. Brostoff on Governor Walker’s Proposed Budget”

  1. “Thanks to the $283 million hole Gov. Walker and the Republicans have created in the current budget, Wisconsin’s finances are the worst shape of any state in the nation.”

    This is a very dramatic statement, if true. So how do you know it’s true?

  2. AG says:

    Interesting how all the press releases today all mention “trickle down” labels. The liberal establishment really works fast to coordinate their talking points.

  3. Casey says:

    Lets cut education but barrow a couple billion to build more hwys. Soon the state including the northwoods will look like LA buth with a shoody Edu system.

  4. PMD says:

    Eh all political persuasions have talking points down quickly these days. That’s nothing new or noteworthy.

  5. AG says:

    To be fair, doesn’t L.A. also have a shoddy edu system?

  6. Kyle says:

    AG, depending on which ranking you use, UCLA tends to be rated between 10th and 25th in the nation. That is completely unacceptable for the nation’s second largest city! Good thing they still have quality private universities to fall back on (USC, Caltech). I suppose 3 in the top 25 is okay…

  7. AG says:

    What is this Ucla school you talk about? Is that some sort of clown college?

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