Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.
Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.
Only a handful of GOP lawmakers showed up to gavel in and gavel out a special session called by Gov. Evers.
Evers said he would likely veto a bill that includes some relief measures but also several poison pills.
A public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol, less than 24 hours after Republican bill was introduced.
Governor wants immediate action on a compromise bill while Democratic lawmakers want a proposal that goes even further.
Partisan split evident on funding vital needs or an election year tax cut