Wisconsin Legislature Taking Votes On Budget Tuesday
The Wisconsin Legislature’s budget committee is slated to take votes on income tax cuts, private school voucher expansion, public education funding and Medicaid.
The Associated Press reports those major pieces of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget were on tap for the final scheduled day of Joint Finance Committee meetings on Tuesday.
Walker and Republican legislative leaders have been working to strike deals that will get the budget through both the Senate and Assembly, according to the AP.
Republicans have a majority in both houses but Democrats are calling on Republicans to reject the voucher expansion and tax cut plans. The Dems want to invest more money in public schools.
Democrats also want Republicans to accept a federally funded Medicaid expansion, something Walker has rejected and has said he expects to be passed by the Legislature.