Republicans to scrap Evers’ priorities, start writing budget
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ priorities, including legalizing marijuana, raising $1 billion in taxes and expanding collective bargaining rights, are slated to be killed by the Legislature’s Republican-controlled budget committee.
Lawmakers are taking their first votes Thursday in writing the next state budget. Republicans intend to essentially scrap the Democratic governor’s entire two-year proposal and instead build off the current budget.
The Joint Finance Committee will vote to remove nearly 400 of Evers’ proposals. Republicans say they are also eyeing a tax cut, but they haven’t given details.
The Legislature will likely vote on the budget sometime in June or early July.
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