Budget Archives

New proposed school budget brings more cuts and bigger class sizes, but still sees less funding

May 10, 2018

A Milwaukee Board of School Directors budget hearing on May 3, 2018 attracted an audience of about 100 and generated only about a half dozen speakers, a noticeable contrast with the contentious, seven-hour budget hearing on April 17, 2018. In attempting to agree on a 2018-2019 school year budget, the Milwaukee Public School system is… [Read More]

District releases balanced $1.2 billion proposed 2018-19 budget

May 3, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools’ administration released the Superintendent’s Proposed FY19 Budget on Friday, April 27, 2018. For the past four months, the district has worked to close a $30 million budget gap to keep budget cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. “Stagnant revenue, rising health care costs, and declining enrollment all contributed to… [Read More]

Battle over the budget

April 22, 2013

Sandy’s Standpoint By Representative Sandy Pasch, 10th Assembly District Last week, the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee held its first public hearing on the proposed state budget.  Instead of holding it in Milwaukee – where most of citizens affected by the new budget live – Republican leadership chose to hold it in the suburb of… [Read More]

Rep. Evan Goyke announces district budget listening session

April 21, 2013

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) will co-host a community listening session on the State Budget with Representatives LaTonya Johnson, Leon Young, and Senator Nikiya Harris of the 6th Senate District on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet Street. All constituents are welcome… [Read More]