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WI POLITICAL CLIFF NOTES

WI POLITICAL CLIFF NOTES

Democrats are fighting against potential limits of power against Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers. Democrats on the legislature’s budget committee said they don’t trust Republican leaders as they attempt to limit the authority of Evers.  They called the Republican effort embarrassing and noted that it shows desperation from Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  The ways Republicans seek to limit Evers’ authority are still unclear. 

A new report shows that Wisconsin needs to come up with over two-billion-dollars in the next budget to continue existing programs in the state.  The nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum report also said the state would need that two-billion to provide a healthy increase to schools.  The report says state revenue probably won’t increase on its own so Governor-elect Tony Evers and lawmakers will need to either raise taxes or make cuts to maintain the status quo.  The report notes that a split legislature will also complicate things. 

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