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1936, 01 Apr 19

Evers Shoots $2 Billion Hole in Budget

I am thankful that the good voters of Wisconsin had the wisdom to elect a Republican legislature to check this idiocy.

MADISON – Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ spending plan would leave the state with a nearly $2 billion gap at the start of the next budget cycle in two years, according to a report Monday by the Legislature’s nonpartisan budget office.

The gap, known as the structural deficit, would be the largest since former Gov. Jim Doyle approved his last budget a decade ago amid the fallout from the Great Recession.


1936, 01 April 2019


  1. jjf

    You should’ve put a link to your post from two years ago about the $865 million hole in the budget, from the third paragraph in this story…

    The gap in Evers’ budget would be more than twice the size of the $865 million one from two years ago, when Republicans controlled all of state government.

    Or heck, you could’ve just included this paragraph in your post.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Where are all liberals decrying spending and debt this bloated budget will require???

  3. dad29

    If you’re thinking LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, Patsy, or Jiffy are going to “decry” this, I have a very nice bridge for you!  Clear title, excellent ocean views, convertible to “toll” bridge at your convenience…………

  4. jjf

    Dad29, how big was the WisGOP hole?

  5. Jason

    >I’m not going to get too worked up about this till all the sausage is made.

    Says the guy who has spent countless hours here bitching and bemoaning “Foxconn”.   Leroy, you’re either bipolar or a partisan hypocrite.  Personally, I wager you’re a bit of both.

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    My complaint about foxconn is that it is an example of folks (alleged conservatives), in the case of foxconn, putting their thumb on the scale to favor one entity over all others, and in that case to use public dollars to do it.  And to pretty much exclude folks from the rest of the state from the benefits.  Sure they are spending $100 million on infrastructure right now, but is anybody from Florence, Crandon, Ladysmith, Prentice, Port Wing, etc.  going to benefit?  $90 million of that was earmarked for local roads statewide and now all of it plus more is going to only SE WI.

    And if you haven’t notice, the budget isn’t passed, nor signed, so your criticism is far too premature.  foxconn and K-C are done deals.

  7. Merlin

    Whatcha got up in Florence, Crandon, Ladysmith, Prentice, or PortWing that would attract a potential economic boom similar to another Foxxconn? I could support another similar deal if you can produce a new industry with an upside that could possibly last decades.

  8. dad29

    Well, Merlin, there’s…..ahhh………hmmmm………..LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy!  Walker shoulda told FoxConn to build up there because LeeeeeeeeeeeRoy wants it.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    Well you guys out to get out of town more often.  Spread that foxconn $$ around the state and hire WI residents rather than recruit in IL.  Agriculture, forestry, tourism, and small manufacturing  are all economic drivers in the rural parts of the state with significant local multipliers.  And all are long-time factors in rural WI, whereas foxconn isn’t anything yet, and keeps changing what they are going to build, how many they are going to hire, and how much they will pay.

    Keep drinking the kool aide.

  10. dad29

    Walker shoulda growed more trees, is that your contention?

  11. Le Roi du Nord


  12. Pat

    Dud00 astutely recognizes Joe Biden as, “Hands-On Joe”.

    And to think, if 19 more come forward he’ll tie Trump.

  13. dad29

    I see you’re smoking the hot hash again, Patsy.  Haven’t commented on Biden.  Don’t have to b/c he’s being demolished by his own party.

    But it’s been good for popcorn vendors.  Need a job?  I’m sure one of them could put you in a wagon.  That shouldn’t strain your work-skills.

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    “McConnell obviously wanted to pay proper respect to Hands-On Joe.  Clearly, Joe’s speech was memorable, so McConnell condensed its content to a “Biden Rule.”  That’s common practice as a sign of great respect.”

    dud29, 8:40 PM 4-2-2019

    dud, is your short-term memory acting up again?

  15. dad29

    Must be.  Another thing I learned from you.  Maybe you can give Patsy a job selling popcorn Up Nort, or cutting trees….

  16. MjM

    Nort snorts: “FYI”

    Please explain how a tribal enterprise business that pays no state business  income taxes, no state sales taxes, no real estate taxes, has employees that pay no state income taxes,  and harvests wood from their own property is “spreading  $$ around the state”.

    Also, please list all the cities, towns, or counties in Wisconsin that Michigan-based Conner Sports “has operations”.


  17. Le Roi du Nord


    Your aggressive ignorance doesn’t serve you well.  Maybe you could ask the same folks that convinced you foxconn benefits the good folks in Iron County.


  18. MjM

    Nort slinks: “Your aggressive ignorance….”

    Perhaps you should answer the questions I posed so as to relieve me of your accused ignorance.

    They are really simple questions, Nortumous, so I’ll ask again:

    Where in Wisconsin is Conner Sports located?

    How does the tribal company you championed spread $$ around the state?

    Put up or shut up, numbnutz.

  19. dad29

    LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy really doesn’t like to answer questions, MjM.  It’s his solitary consistency.

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