It took only a few snips of creative editing for Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin to push through a long-term boost to public education funding.
And by long term, we mean long term.
As in, for the next 400 years.
On Wednesday, Mr. Evers, a Democratic former teacher and state superintendent, took advantage of a quirky Wisconsin rule that has long given governors a partial veto, allowing them to amend laws with some editing trickery.
Governor Evers raised the amount that school districts could generate through property taxes by an additional $325 per student each year. In the original budget, the increase was allowed through the 2024-25 school year.