The 2021-23 Wisconsin budget has passed through the state legislature and landed on Governor Tony Evers desk. But it’s far different from the document where Evers first laid out his priorities in February.
In their $89.2 billion budget, Republican leaders have slashed Evers’ requests for education, broadband and homelessness services, stripped provisions related to Medicaid, marijuana and collective bargaining, and added a $3 billion tax cut for Wisconsinites. Now, Evers has 6 days to act on the budgetbefore him. He can sign the bill as-is or veto it in full, but will likely use a power known as a line-item veto to make specific changes.
WORT producer Will Cioci called up JR Ross, editor at WisPolitics.com, to talk about what’s in the budget, how it got there, and what’s next.