Hamilton Political Tidbits – 2023-25 Budget Address – February 16, 2023

Political Tidbits - 2023-25 State Budget Address
February 16, 2023
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
Gov. Tony Evers presented his 2023-25 executive budget proposal yesterday, February 15, delivering his budget address before a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature. This special edition of Political Tidbits covers highlights from every major issue area, as well as reactions and expectations. See here for more documents from the Department of Administration.

Gov. Evers 2023-25 Budget Highlights
Gov. Evers gave his third biennial budget address on February 15, unveiling his 2023-25 executive budget. He proposes an operating budget of $103.8 billion over the next two fiscal years, adding a net 816.55 FTE positions. This article is an overview of the provisions in Gov. Evers’ budget, separated by issue area.

Bits & Pieces:

  • Reactions: Republican legislative leaders reacted quickly and harshly to Gov. Evers’ address, with Republican Majority Leaders Sen. LeMahieu and Rep. August promising to remove all of the governor’s taxing and spending proposals and non-fiscal policy provisions and start over. Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs Sen. Marklein and Rep. Born and other Republican committee members issued similar statements. Democrats on the finance committee released a joint statement supporting Gov. Evers’ budget.

  • Election Next Week: Wisconsin’s nonpartisan spring primary election is next week on Tuesday, February 21. Notable offices on the ballot include the Wisconsin Supreme Court and a special election for the 8th Senate District.
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