#46 – Voted to Slash Education Funding by $400 Million
During the 50 days leading up to the general election on November 4, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will list 50 reasons why voters should reject the same old failed leadership and same old out-of-touch agenda of Republican candidate John Gard – and send Democrat Steve Kagen back to our nation's capital to represent northeast Wisconsin for a second term.
As Speaker of the State Assembly, John Gard twice led Republican efforts to reduce education funding by $400 million – cuts that would have resulted in thousands of teacher lay-offs, increased class sizes, eliminated arts and foreign language classes, and put our children’s education at risk. (Sources: 2003 Senate Bill 44; 2005 Wisconsin Assembly Bill 100; Legislative Fiscal Bureau;
To read more about "The Same Old Gard", please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.