On Thursday, Feb. 28, Gov. Tony Evers released his 2019-21 state budget. Overall, Evers proposes an operating budget of $40.7 billion in fiscal year 2019-20 and $42.7 billion in fiscal year 2020-21. The proposed budget adds over 700 more positions than in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The largest increases in general purpose revenue (GPR) go to the Department of Public Instruction ($1,593 million increase over base) and the Department of Health Services ($329 million increase over base). Below is an overview of provisions of Evers's budget by issue area. For more on the budget, visit our 2019-21 State Budget Issue Update.
Vos: Repeal of Right to Work and Repeal of Prevailing Wage Reforms "Never Going to Happen"
On Feb. 28, Gov. Tony Evers gave his biennial state budget address. While Democrats praised the reforms in the proposal, Republican legislators criticized the budget's high price tag and inclusion of nonstarter items, but noted they hope to find a few areas of common ground.
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