Some of his proposals may earn bipartisan support, but Republicans in the Legislature have already found several initiatives to oppose. Here's what we know about the budget so far.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican leaders of the state Legislature emerged from their first joint meeting on Tuesday with some lines of opposition drawn, while emphasizing areas where they believe they can compromise.
Assembly Republicans are proposing a 10 percent income tax cut for middle-class Wisconsinites in what they say is an effort to help Democratic Gov. Tony Evers deliver on one of his campaign promises — but Evers isn't jumping on board.
The state is projected to bring in about $1.8 billion in new tax collections during the budget cycle running from July 2019 through June 2021, according to a letter sent by LFB director Bob Lang to the co-chairs of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.
"Increasing dental access across our state requires a comprehensive approach,," Evers said in a statement. "These are critically important initiatives and I’m proud to invest in these programs that will improve the health and wellness of folks all over Wisconsin."
As Gov. Tony Evers prepares to propose borrowing nearly $70 million to address water contamination in Wisconsin, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, on Monday announced the 16 members of a bipartisan water quality task force.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said he is "hopeful" he can reach an agreement with Republicans in the Legislature's majority on how to pay for a proposed middle-class tax cut, but Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said it's up to Evers to determine whether that can happen.
"This is not just about access to health care, this is about connecting the dots between racial disparities and economic inequity," Evers said Monday during a news conference at the state Capitol.
Assembly Republicans are asking Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to include measures in his first state budget to increase pay for attorneys who defend defendants who can't afford to hire their own.
The study, conducted by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, determined that the expansion would shift $600 million per year in costs to people covered by private insurance.
Gov. Tony Evers issued his first veto on Wednesday, rejecting a Republican proposal to fund a middle-class tax cut by tapping into the state's budget reserves.
The measure seeks to fund efforts to expand access to women's health care, reduce infant mortality rates and restore eligibility to Planned Parenthood for funding that was stripped away under former Gov. Scott Walker.
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The proposed measure will include funding to continue a tuition freeze implemented by former Gov. Scott Walker, a pay raise for UW employees, a provision to allow Dreamers to pay in-sate tuition and a study to determine the feasibility of creating a student loan refinancing authority.
Aides to the governor framed the proposal as a way to reduce property taxes and to discuss funding sources for the voucher program without affecting currently-enrolled students. Opponents of the plan accused Evers of favoring teachers' unions over students.
Evers' budget proposal would require businesses receiving tax incentives to notify lawmakers of any major changes to projects covered by their contract with WEDC.
Gov. Tony Evers will include funding increases for tribal education and transportation grants and money for a youth addiction treatment facility in his two-year budget proposal, he announced Tuesday.
Gov. Tony Evers will include a proposal in his first state budget to put Wisconsin's redistricting process it in the hands of a nonpartisan board rather than partisan elected officials.
Evers' budget will also include $194 million in additional funds to build new juvenile facilities that would replace the Lincoln Hills youth corrections facility — more than three times the amount allocated in a bipartisan law passed last year.