Wisconsin Budget Gets Huge Boost

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's state budget just got a huge boost.

New revenue projections released Thursday show the state will collect more than half a billion dollars more than first expected, making it easier for the Legislature to direct more money to public schools and tax cuts as leaders have said they want to do.

The latest figures come from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Key lawmakers were briefed on the numbers on Thursday, which will guide budget debate in the coming weeks.

Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Scott Walker have said in recent days that they want to increase funding for public education and make even greater tax cuts.

The infusion of a projected $500 million more into the budget will make that much easier.


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