Despite a massive, unexpected surplus, Republican lawmakers opted to spend the vast majority of the money on tax cuts. The ball is now in Evers’ court.
Wisconsin faces a $4.4 billion surplus over the next three years, but Republicans are providing just a $128 million school funding boost. Evers proposed $1.6 billion.
“There’s no excuse” to not use the massive surplus for infrastructure and small business aid, Evers says.
The state’s high court denied a request that would have seen it automatically take up presumed lawsuits in this year’s redistricting process.
Despite a decade of control, Assembly and Senate Republicans have a history of squabbling and missing budget deadlines.
Elections Commission also begins updating registration records in routine maintenance that could drop thousands of inactive voters.
Speaker Robin Vos says Senate chose to “cave to the governor’s demands” instead of adopting his Assembly’s version of the bill.