Wisconsin’s new state budget is halfway to Governor Evers desk.
The State Senate last night approved the new, two-year spending plan that comes with a 99 billion-dollar price tag. The budget spends more on schools, roads, and first responders. The budget includes a four billion-dollar tax cut, as well as 32 million-dollars in cuts to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the University of Wisconsin. Two Republicans joined every Senate Democrat in voting against the budget. The Republicans said the budget spends too much money. Governor Evers has threatened to veto the budget because of the UW DEI cuts. The State Assembly will vote on the budget today.