Asked Tuesday whether more needs to be done to bolster student safety in the wake of last week’s deadly high school shooting in Texas, Gov. Scott Walker touted the bill he signed in March that provides school districts with $100 million in grants for security upgrades in their buildings. > WZAW-TV Wausau
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson hasn’t changed his views on gun reforms since taking office, as evidenced by his comments hours after another school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Johnson believes that with more than 300 million guns in America, “they are not going anywhere,” and said gun-free zones are not working. > ABC 27 Madison
In Waukesha, high schoolers turned out Sunday night to remember the victims of a school shooting Friday at Sante Fe High School near Houston. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Conservative Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Christian Schneider writes that among the top gubernatorial challengers, promising to end school choice has become to state Democrats what Donald’s Trump’s Mexican border wall became to Republicans — an impossible task that nonetheless allows a candidate to signal false bravado in order to pacify the party’s base.
Gov. Scott Walker is directing state agencies to assume they will receive no additional state funding in their next budgets, with exceptions for K-12 schools and some basic adjustments for programs like Medicaid. Walker sent the instructions to state agency heads late last week. > Cap Times
Two Democratic candidates for governor have said they would immediately end the state’s four school voucher programs, while the rest of the Democratic field says they would either freeze enrollment or phase out the programs over time. > Wisconsin State Journal
In a press release Friday, state Rep. Dana Wachs, who is among the nine Democratic candidates for governor, called out Scott Walker for attempting to paint over his record of cutting schools, communities, and dividing the state across political lines. > Urban Milwaukee