Governor Walker defends credit for boosting public education

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Governor Scott Walker was back in Eau Claire Saturday, his second visit this week as his campaign for re-election enters its final weeks.

The governor launched a bus tour, greeting supporters at the Eau Claire Republican office Saturday afternoon. In Walker’s recent ads, the governor takes credit for boosting public education, despite the fact his administration slashed $800M from school funding early in his second term. On Saturday, he defended those ads.

“Well the facts show we made the largest actual dollar investment in schools $11.5 billion in the last budget over the past two years, we add more than $200 for every student in every school every year across the state of Wisconsin for the last several years,” said Governor Walker. “So the facts are clear and even early on that number those reference they ignore the fact that our reform saves school districts over $3 billion.”

The last Marquette Poll shows Governor Walker in a virtual tie with Democrat Tony Evers.

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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