A spokesperson for Democratic Gov. Tony Evers didn’t respond to a request for comment on the bill. The technical college system asked for the measure in its 2021-23 budget request, but Evers didn’t include it in his own budget proposal.
Idaho lawmakers found a solution to getting education budgets over the finish line: Cut $2.1 million from university budgets.
A new measure, House Bill 387, was negotiated among Republican lawmakers as they tried to quell fears from a faction of legislators over universities teaching about critical race theory and providing other social justice programs. The cut, along with a bill against critical race theory, helped garner enough votes in the House to approve education budgets.
Senators in a 25-8 vote on Tuesday supported the bill, which previously passed the House and will now need Gov. Brad Little’s signature. The