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Hamilton Consulting Political Tidbits

Friday, February 10, 2017  
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Gov. Scott Walker presented his 2017-19 biennial budget to the legislature on Feb. 8. This special Budget Edition of Tidbits covers highlights from Walker's budget address and legislators' responses. For more on the budget, visit Hamilton Consulting Group's 2017-19 Budget Issue Update page.


Click here for a full transcript of Gov. Walker's 2017 State Budget Address.


On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Governor Walker presented his 2017-19 budget. Overall, the governor's $76.1 billion budget invests in education and provides tax relief. The governor increased K-12 funding by $649 million and put $140 million in the University system, including $35 million to offset a five percent tuition cut. Balancing his other major priority, the governor's budget provides $592 million in tax relief by eliminating the state's portion of the property tax and reducing income taxes. 


Continue reading about the major provisions of Walker's budget.


Hamilton Consulting has provided legislative services to WISCA since 2010.  The Hamilton Consulting Group Political Tidbits is a free newsletter on Wisconsin political and policy developments.

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