State Capitol Report: Education Budget, Plus K-12 Student Mental Health Efforts

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The state legislature’s budget committee voted to increase school funding, but the amount is less than what Governor Evers requested in his budget proposal. We get the latest on this. Then, we turn to a Wisconsin superintendent to discuss how more funding could aid mental health services.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Heidi Eliopoulos Guest