The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

And How And Why Is This Bad?

Taxes, school

From MJS


State budget will force most school districts to cut property taxes


Madison - The state budget bill now in Gov. Scott Walker's hands would leave schools with roughly $900 million less in state aid and property tax authority over the next two years, state figures show.


Going beyond simple cuts in state aid to schools, the budget bill would also end up requiring many districts - perhaps two-thirds of them statewide - to cut their property tax levies, according to one analysis by a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor.


Now that the 2011-'13 budget bill stands on the verge of becoming law and the protests have died down, schools - and taxpayers - can start to digest the changes in store for them. Those range from new savings on teachers' benefits to expansions of private school voucher programs in Milwaukee and Racine.


"We're really entering a new phase in school funding," said Dan Rossmiller, lobbyist for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. "It suggests huge challenges."


Walker and aides have said that under the repeal of most union bargaining for teachers in the budget-repair legislation, districts should be able to find other savings as well.


"As we have seen all across the state, municipalities and school districts have already begun to realize the savings from the reforms contained in the budget-repair bill.  Once the law is formally implemented, we believe this trend will continue," Werwie said.


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