Governor Gives His Budget Address, GOP Leaders Respond

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers made a case for finding common ground, as he delivered his budget address Wednesday night at the Capitol.

“Let’s dispose of the notion that priorities in this budget are somehow extreme, or farfetched,” says Evers.

The governor proposes targeted tax relief and an historic $2.6-billion-dollar funding increase to K-12 schools. Speaker Robin Vos said, “it was a budget that is absolutely devoid of reality.”

Evers’ budget plan now goes to the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. Committee co-chairs Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam have indicated that most of Evers’ proposals would be rewritten.

WRN contributed