Crunching the Capitol Numbers

Crunching the Capitol Numbers

The next state budget will look a lot like Wisconsin’s last state budget.

The Republicans who control the state legislature yesterday began work on what will likely be a 40-billion-dollar a year spending plan. They started by stripping-out Governor Evers’ proposed tax and spending increases, and ignoring his request to expand BadgerCare. State Rep. Mark Born said families in the state wouldn’t budget like the governor is proposing, so neither will lawmakers. The Republicans control the budget process, but the governor has to sign it. It’s unclear what will happen when lawmakers finish their work.

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