State Republicans prioritize federal aid for schools using in-person learning

Republican lawmakers voted to reward school districts using in-person learning this school year with a larger share of federal aid than those using virtual learning. The 11-4 vote on party lines cleared the state's Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday, setting aside a Department of Public Instruction plan to divide those dollars on a per-pupil formula.

Thompson says GOP told him no UW tuition increase

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson says Republican legislative leaders warned him not to include any tuition increases in the system's budget request or the spending plan would go nowhere.