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0738, 13 Jul 15

Walker Signs Budget with 104 Vetoes

As expected, Walker signed the budget before his announcement for president today. While he had a lot of vetoes, none of the major things – like school choice expansion, partial repeal of prevailing wage, etc. – were touched.

WAUKESHA — Gov. Scott Walker signed the state’s 2015-17 budget Sunday, including more than 100 line-item changes to the version the Legislature adopted swiftly last week after several weeks of Republican gridlock.

“The difference between Wisconsin and Washington is we actually get things done,” Walker said Sunday evening to a crowd just before he signed the next Wisconsin state budget, and about 24 hours before he announces his bid for the White House.

Before signing the $72.7 billion spending plan, Walker used his powerful veto pen to alter 104 items — nearly twice as many as he has previously.


0738, 13 July 2015


  1. Fairs Fare

    I’m with the 12 Republican lawmakers that voted against this budget. It’s irresponsible. Budget deficits, borrowing and a head barely above water approach that will collapse with one slip of the economy. There is nothing fiscally responsible about this budget. Walker will use the line item vetoes to show he is in control and a true champion of the people. However, days before, the Walker camp tried to dismantle Wisconsin’s open records laws. Walker has failed the innocent unborn and is about to use our tax dollars to build a “stadium complex” for some billionaires. There is nothing conservative about this guy… Not even his wife.

  2. Mark Maley

    If you hate the idea of funding new Satdiums for Billionaire’s , Catch John Oliver’s ” This Week ” on HBO
    From last night . Devastating , clever and anytime anyone shows a clip or two from Friday Night Light and Kyle Chandler , I’m sold .

  3. Fairs Fare

    I don’t have HBO so I’m not sure what you are talking about or how to take it.

  4. Mark Maley

    Oliver was solidly against stadium building .

    Look it up on U Tube

  5. Fairs Fare

    Thank you. I will.

  6. Fairs Fare

    That was great. I think I’m addicted. I’ll be up late watching past episodes. Thanks!

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