Madison
77° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Republican opposition to Walker budget growing

Published On: Feb 21 2013 09:59:54 AM CST
Scott Walker Wisconsin Governor

Darren Hauck/Reuters

MADISON, Wis. -

Cracks are already starting to show in Republican support for some major parts of Gov. Scott Walker's budget.

Lawmakers on Thursday are questioning the breadth of the Republican governor's voucher school expansion plan, the requested hiring of more than 700 new state employees and freezing spending on public education.

Republicans can pass whatever they want in the Legislature, given their 60-39 majority in the Assembly and their more narrow 18-15 edge in the Senate. But they can also put a stop to what Walker wants, or make significant changes.

State Sen. Luther Olsen says he's heard from many fellow Republicans who are already pushing for changes, in particular Walker's proposal not to allow public schools to spend more.

Concerns about Walker's plan are being raised by Assembly Republicans as well.

Advertisement
  • James Foley in helmet

    Courtesy Dan Shakal

    Who was James Foley?

    James Foley was an American photojournalist who went missing in Syria almost two years ago. On Tuesday, August 19th, a video, apparently produced by ISIS as a warning to the US to stop air strikes against the group in Iraq, ended with Foley's beheading. Learn more about the life of the man whose his parents call a 'martyr for freedom.'

  • Police lights file 2

    Ridiculous 911 calls

    Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

  • Credit cards

    Augie Martin/CNN

    Biggest data breaches of all time

    UPS is the latest company to fall victim to a data breach, this one affecting 51 stores in 24 states. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

Advertisement