Evers’ budget sets up conflicts with Republicans
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Many of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget priorities that he’s unveiled in recent days are unlikely to make it through the Republican-controlled Legislature, setting the stage for a prolonged fight.
Evers has been previewing major portions of the budget ahead of its release on Thursday.
Republicans have made clear their opposition to Evers’ proposals to expand Medicaid , legalize medical marijuana , freeze enrollment in private voucher schools and scale back a manufacturing tax credit to cut income taxes for the middle class .
Evers also is expected to propose a gas-tax increase on Thursday, a move that has divided Republicans in the past.
The big question for Republicans will be whether Evers will accept a GOP-written budget with some vetoes. If Evers vetoes the entire budget, there could be a longer stalemate.