September 2, 2014

Walker budget address set for February 20th

Governor Scott Walker will hand over his proposed state budget to lawmakers near the end of next month.

The governor’s office announced Wednesday that Walker will deliver his budget address to the state Legislature on February 20th. In that speech, Walker will outline his plans for Wisconsin’s next two-year state budget.

The governor has been offering some hints on what the proposal could include, such as comments this week about plans for an income tax reduction that could total at least $340 million.

After Walker delivers his budget address, the proposal will be handed over to lawmakers. The Republican-controlled Legislature will then hold public hearings and possibly make changes to the bill, before bringing the plan up for a vote.

The budget must be approved by the end of June.