Dozens protest proposed education cuts at Walker's home
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators took their protest over proposed cuts to education to Gov. Scott Walker's home.
More than 100 protesters rallied outside Walker's house in Wauwatosa Monday evening in opposition to the governor's proposed budget that cuts $300 million from the University of Wisconsin System and keeps school aid and revenue limits for K-12 school essentially flat over the next two years.
Jodi Elliott brought her two young children to the march. Elliott says there's a lot at stake, specifically her children's future.
The governor's office released a statement in response. It says the budget proposal "protects the state's commitment to K-12 schools by increasing equalization aids and other categorical aid programs." As for the UW System, the statement says the proposal provides it "with the authority and flexibility that it has been seeking for years."