If Trump has his way, Wisconsin would lose $8M in AmeriCorps volunteer funding


Funding for federal volunteer programs would be eliminated under President Trump’s proposed budget. Cuts would be applied to the Corporation for National and Community Service, which means Wisconsin could lose more than $8 million in AmeriCorps funding that goes to community programs statewide. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Lawmakers will miss budget deadline as divide remains on transportation, taxes

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GOP lawmakers and Gov. Walker can still make a respectable showing compared to the budgets passed by previous Legislatures and governors. But with no deal yet on transportation and taxes, it’s too late to pass a bill and get Walker to sign it before the state’s current budget runs out on June 30. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

At Walker event to tout K-12 funding bill, local educators push back


Reporters weren’t the only ones to show up for Gov. Walker’s press conference on K-12 funding in Holmen Thursday. More than a dozen local educators brought up their own points, with signs reading “All our children deserve funding every year, not just campaign years!” and “Put voucher schools to a state vote.” > La Crosse Tribune

Federal cuts end successful mental health program in Oshkosh schools


A program to improve mental health for Oshkosh elementary school students will not continue despite seeing major success at four schools. Project Key was funded by a three-year federal grant, but if administrators wanted to re-apply, they couldn’t, since the program doesn’t exist anymore due to federal cuts to education. > Oshkosh Northwestern

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Wisconsin’s future children deserve an equal education


Should a Wisconsin child born into a poor family, an inner-city neighborhood or a rural home, or born with a special need, face fewer opportunities in their public school? State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a possible Dem gubernatorial candidate, says that although the answer’s no, we’re on a path that leads there. > The Cap Times

State Dems introduce their own K-12 funding proposal


As Republicans continue to negotiate Wisconsin’s two-year budget, Democrats on the budget committee released their own proposal for K-12 education funding on Thursday. Though they say their plan takes the best parts of the plans being debated by Republicans, its chances of adoption are razor-thin in the state’s GOP-led Capitol. > The Cap Times

Assembly passes voucher school background check requirement


Private schools in Wisconsin’s voucher program would have to conduct employee background checks under a bill passed by the state Assembly. The bill also included some non-controversial technical changes supported by DPI. Having passed the Senate last week, the bill now heads to Scott Walker for his signature. > AP News / Washington Times