Hamilton Political Tidbits – 2021-23 Budget Address

Political Tidbits - 2021-23 State Budget Address
February 19, 2021
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
Governor Tony Evers presented his 2021-23 biennial budget to the Legislature on February 16. This special edition of Tidbits covers highlights from the governor's budget proposal and some of the reactions from legislative leaders to his address.

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Gov. Evers' 2021-23 Budget Highlights
On Tuesday, February 16, Governor Tony Evers gave his second biennial budget address and released his 2021-23 executive budget. All told, the governor proposes an operating budget of $45.4 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 and $45.6 billion in FY 2022-23. The proposed state budget adds 308.74 FTE positions by FY 2022-23 compared to FY 2020-21.

Legislative Leaders React to Gov. Evers' Budget Proposal
Immediately following the governor’s budget address, a group of Republican legislative leaders issued a press release criticizing the proposal. In a statement, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said that “The spending plan contains far too many poison pills like expanding welfare, legalizing recreational marijuana, repealing Act 10 and growing the size of government.”

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Wisconsin State Journal, February 17, 2021
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