Evers Signs Budget

The MacIver Institute has a good rundown of the budget after Evers’ 78 line item vetoes. Here’s the short version: Evers got 80% of what he wanted, so he signed it with a few tweaks. Big-spending Republicans got 80% of what they wanted. Conservatives got nothing.

Politically speaking, this was a disaster for Republicans. They managed to piss off conservatives in their base with a big-spending budget without appeasing or winning a single vote from the other side. Meanwhile, Evers walks away with a 80% win and can continue to demonize Republicans for not giving him everything.

3 Responses to Evers Signs Budget

  1. steveegg says:

    We did get one thing – the end (for now) of that mileage “study”/future guaranteed tax increase (which apparently had been quietly modified to require full Legislative approval).

  2. dad29 says:

    My Little Miss LeftyPubbie is very proud of this pile of SanFran StreetTreat.

    Groan.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    Awful. Just awful.

     

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