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WI projected to get $500 million more in revenue

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A new report shows Wisconsin is projected to collect roughly half a billion dollars more in state revenue than originally thought.

The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released revenue projections to key lawmakers. The Associated Press obtained the figures, which show the state will collect an estimated $500 million more over the next two years than first expected.

Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders have said they want to increase funding for public education and make bigger tax cuts. This might allow them to do that. A press release Thursday from Republicans say they would support a $100 per student spending increase. Republicans in the Senate have called for as much as a $200 per student increase.

The budget Walker released in February didn't include any spending increase for K-12 education.

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