Walker, Fitzgerald Differ On Budget Items

2/10/17 – Governor Scott Walker says a “good chunk” of his proposed state budget will pass, but Senate G-O-P leader Scott Fitzgerald cites some big differences. At a WisPolitics Dot Com luncheon in Madison Thursday, Fitzgerald said public school aid will probably go up, but not by the 649-million dollars the Republican Walker seeks — and the Senate leader says lawmakers could also split with Walker on a self insurance program for health coverage, school choice, 600-million dollars in tax cuts, and more. In Milwaukee, Walker said he would reject tax or fee hikes of any type for new roads — and not just transportation fees as he mentioned before. In Appleton Thursday, Walker defended his budget plan to let the D-N-R raise admission and camping fees at state parks, after the state took away tax support for the parks two years ago. Walker continues his tour of Wisconsin today (Friday) to promote his budget package with stops in Platteville, Eau Claire, and New Richmond.