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.
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).
My Little Miss LeftyPubbie is very proud of this pile of SanFran StreetTreat.
Awful. Just awful.