...All told, Assembly Republicans approved an $81.7 billion two-year budget that would increase state spending in all funds by 5.6 percent over the base. It also includes a $1.9 billion capital budget.Not to forget that the Pubbies' "hold the line" property tax WILL increase.
By comparison, Evers had proposed an $83.8 billion budget, which would amount to an 8.3 percent spending increase, and a $2.5 billion capital budget. JFC also proposed about 71,771 state positions, about 219 fewer than Evers wanted....
Three Ass'y Republicans voted no. They should be in leadership instead of the power-mad spend-a-holics currently infesting the Assembly.
5.6% is about twice the cost-of-living increase since last budget. Note: there were 69,356 FTE in the 2010 budget. That's an increase of 2,400 full-time State employees in only 10 years.