#46 – Voted to Slash Education Funding by $400 Million

MADISON – After being rejected by voters in 2006, career politician John Gard is running for the 8th Congressional District seat again on his same old extreme record with his same old unethical behavior. The hard-working families of northeast Wisconsin do not share his extreme values, and that's why this Bush-Cheney Republican will lose again.

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.

Reason #46

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; Wisconsin Association of School Boards)

To read more about "The Same Old Gard", please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.