The governor’s proposed two-year budget would cut all state funding for the programs, and eliminate a requirement that local governments run them. Now, he says the funding can stay, if lawmakers find a new source for the money.
Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah says he’ll fight to keep the current system in place. Ellis says he’s already written a budget amendment which would do that.
Governor Walker wants to use the money that’s currently earmarked for recycling programs, to spur economic development.