Capitol Notes: Joint Finance-Crafted State Budget Goes To Full Legislature This Week

Jun 24, 2019

The Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee's version of the state budget is scheduled to go to the Republican-controlled Legislature this week. The plan would cut taxes by more than $300 million over two years, while raising title and vehicle registration fees to help pay for roads.  

The state Assembly is expected to approve the budget on Tuesday. But it could run into trouble in the Senate, which Republicans control by five seats. Two GOP senators say they'll vote against it and if a third flips, the budget could die in the Senate.  

For this week's Capitol Notes, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson discusses the possibility with Jeff Mayers of wispolitics.com