Madison
81° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Walker praises passage of state budget

Published On: Jun 21 2013 11:59:48 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 12:00:59 PM CDT
walker, transportation, seneca, foods

Channel3000.com

MADISON, Wis. -

Gov. Scott Walker praised the Legislature's passage of the state budget, but the governor's still not saying what he may veto.

Walker issued a statement early Friday morning after the Senate passed the $70 billion budget. Walker said he is proud of the Legislature's work, citing an across-the-board income tax cut, an increase in money for public schools and an expansion of private school vouchers.

Walker is also defending his Medicaid proposal, which rejects federal funding to cover an additional 87,000 poor people. Instead, Walker is tightening income eligibility and forcing more people off Medicaid and into the federally subsidized private health insurance marketplace.

Walker said the budget will bring more prosperity to people in Wisconsin. He said he plans to sign it by July 1.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Cruiser

    Cruiser

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement