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Last public hearing held on state budget in Neenah (UPDATE)

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — Proposed cuts to school aid dominated the fourth and final public hearing on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget in Neenah.

The Appleton Post-Crescent reports a steady stream of teachers, parents and students criticized Walker’s proposed cuts to education on Wednesday.

Katherine Svitavsky, a senior at Neenah High School, told the Joint Finance Committee the budget will dismantle the education system.

Fox Valley Technical College Instructor Chris Czarnik argued cuts to the technical college system would damage the quality of the state’s workforce in the long term.

The big crowd grew more animated by the afternoon, and ignored an applause ban when University of Wisconsin-Madison student Maxwell John Love warned that the budget cuts would energize young voters.

Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

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