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Walker's budget not kind to Hurley School District


HURLEY — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2013-’14 school budget isn’t favorable to the Hurley School District, according to district administrator Chris Patritto.

In fact, Patritto told the school board Monday that the district faces a $222,000 deficit for the next school year, worst case scenario, under the state budget, which will be approved in July.

The proposed state budget favors voucher programs for poorly performing big city schools and private schools, but doesn’t do anything for Hurley, said Patritto, who likened the situation to getting tied to a back of a truck...

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