Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes

The vetoes improve the general fund balance by $16.5 million in the current biennium.

By - Sep 20th, 2017 02:16 pm

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today released a list of 99 final veto decisions for the 2017–19 state budget. The vetoes improve the general fund balance by $16.5 million in the current biennium and by an estimated $71 million in the 2019-21 biennium. The governor supports using some additional funds to enact broad-based tax reductions, including a sales tax holiday, and provide more aid for our rural schools through sparsity aid.

“This budget maintains the highest appropriated levels of K-12 school aid in state history, eliminates the state-levied property tax, and keeps property taxes for the typical homeowner lower than 2010 levels,” Governor Walker said. “This budget shows we listened to the priorities of all state residents. We invested in schools, worker training, and enacted broad-based tax relief. We are working and winning for Wisconsin.”

The majority of these vetoes are technical corrections, eliminate nonfiscal policy items, or remove items that should be considered through separate legislation.

A copy of Governor Walker’s 2017–19 budget veto list is attached.

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One thought on “Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes”

  1. myfivecents says:

    So, then, how is okay for taxpayers to cough up $4 million for upgrades to a private airport a fiscal policy item? Why shouldn’t that be taken up separately? You have NOT given back anywhere near what the schools had before you became governor. You have not invested in rural schools. They are still hurting badly and struggling to stay open. What you wrote here is a bunch of falsehoods.

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