The governor modified the Republicans’ 2023-25 state budget bill with partial vetoes that scale back the GOP’s tax cuts for the very wealthy and provide public schools with a minimum level of funding until 2425.
Gov. Tony Evers must decide what to do with a budget that uses much of a record surplus on tax cuts for the wealthy, makes cuts to the UW System, kills a childcare affordability program, and fails to eliminate an 1849 abortion ban.
Republicans in the Legislature didn’t surprise anyone by taking the most fiscally irresponsible position possible with $7 billion, but it still stings to see how a win-win deal was right in front of them and then rejected.
Legislators will face harsh criticism for giving $0 to a childcare program, broadband expansion, more stable health insurance coverage, and family leave while cutting the UW budget to pay for millionaires’ big break.