The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to remove key provisions of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal on Thursday, May 9. As we have mentioned, the action creates a $1.4 billion revenue hole from what the governor proposed and effectively kills any chance of anything close to the $1.4 billion funding increase proposed by Gov. Evers for K-12 schools.
Republicans in the legislature have been up front from the time the governor’s proposal was introduced that they were not going to raise taxes, were opposed to Medicaid expansion, and were not on board with the level of increased funding proposed for K-12 schools. This action makes that official and key JFC members spoke of only being interested in providing inflationary-level increases for public schools. Continue reading JFC votes to strip Gov. Evers’ proposals from state budget