MADISON — Gov.
Scott Walker says he will propose spending more money to help
rural schools, expand broadband in underserved areas of Wisconsin
and do more to train workers and invest in rural parts of the
some of his plans Wednesday in a speech to those from the Chippewa
Valley area who were in Madison to lobby lawmakers.
Walker says he
will increase state aid that goes to rural schools and put in $5
million more to pay for transportation costs for rural schools.
He also plans to
propose spending $55 million on revolving loans to benefit
regional economic development organizations and $24 million to
reduce water pollution.
promised $15 million in matching state money to help pay for the
proposed Confluence Arts Center in Eau Claire.