Walker Signs Wisconsin Budget
Gov. Scott Walker has signed his first budget, which plugs the state’s $3 billion shortfall but also slashes funding for public schools and the University of Wisconsin System.
The Associated Press report that Walker signed the budget Sunday at a private ceremony at a Green Bay manufacturing company.
Democrats assailed the budget as an attack on middle class values since it cuts funding for public schools by $800 million, reduces funding to the University of Wisconsin system by $250 million and cuts tax credits for poor people.
But Walker says it’s a responsible plan that doesn’t raise sales or income taxes, does away with the shortfall and leaves the state with a surplus.
The budget also includes tax breaks for manufacturers and large companies.