Assembly Republicans are showing some support for Governor Scott Walker’s request to limit the price tag of the spring legislative session.
The governor this week said he would like lawmakers to keep new spending and tax cuts at under $20 million, in the wake of a report released last month that showed an expected drop in state tax revenues.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Thursday that he feels “comfortable” with those limits. “We know that, even if all $20 million would be spent on various priorities, we would still have a sizeable surplus at the end of the biennium.”
Vos said Republicans remain focused on bills that improve college affordability and mental health care, along with proposals sparked by an Alzheimer’s and dementia task force. “Even if you add all of those together, they’re still significantly less than $20 million…so I think we should be fine with that.”