Even though Republican lawmakers are slamming Governor Tony Evers’ budget request as ultra liberal, several progressive measures the Governor touted before are missing from it.
On the campaign trail, Evers’ pledged to take large steps to reduce the state’s prison population. He also called for an end to the reliance on the funds generated from veterans homes to comprise the Veterans Trust Fund. However, both of these measures are missing from his budget request. A spokeswoman for Evers said the Governor still has plenty of time to implement any measures that weren’t included in this year’s request.