Walker Signs Budget

Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 8:53 am

Republican leaders are shrugging off Gov. Scott Walker’s vetoes of several items added to the state budget before he ultimately signed it on Sunday.

The Gov. says the state’s new two-year, $70 billion spending plan is “a great budget” for the “hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin.” Walker also vetoed provisions Sunday that were also drawing headlines.

Walker says the state is in better shape than it was four years ago. He surmises the state will have more than a $500 million surplus when the new fiscal year starts Monday.

The budget includes Walker’s major priorities including a $650 million income tax cut, the widely reported decision to reject federal Medicaid expansion in the state while instituting the expansion of private school vouchers statewide.


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