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Capital W: Republicans reject $3.4 billion in new revenue so they can cut taxes

Capital W: Republicans reject $3.4 billion in new revenue so they can cut taxes

Republicans began slicing and dicing Gov. Tony Evers' budget this week by gouging a $3.4 billion hole in it while calling for more tax cuts. Budget co-chair Rep. Mark Born defended the rejection of $1.6 billion in federal Medicaid expansion dollars by calling it "a health insurance welfare program." Republicans also rejected Evers' attempt to scale back the manufacturing tax credit, which Democrats have called "corporate welfare." So lots of disagreement, but bipartisan agreement that "welfare" is a bad word.

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