The Assembly signed off on a $73.3 billion budget that repeals the prevailing wage for local projects and re-works significant pieces of the proposal Gov. Scott Walker sent the Legislature in February.
From one perspective, this budget is another strikingly conservative budget when compared to budgets of the past 50 years in Wisconsin. From another perspective, it still follows the Wisconsin “tradition” of spending too much, borrowing too much, and taxing too much.
Undoubtedly, Walker will want to sign this before he announces for president on Monday. We’ll see how much he uses his veto pen.