Republican legislative leaders are urging the governor to sign the state budget bill passed this week. For the first time in 14 years, the two-year spending plan got bipartisan support.
Seven Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly joined Republicans in voting for it this week.
Governor Tony Evers said in Green Bay Thursday that he is “looking forward” to spending time going through it. When he officially gets the budget he will have six days to sign it, make changes, or veto it.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says members of the Joint Finance Committee worked hard to minimize opportunities for Evers to make changes. The budget spends $87.5 billion, which is far less than what Evers proposed in his original document.