Wisconsin faces nearly $700 million budget hole

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Scott Walker

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said Monday, November 21st that Wisconsin faces a nearly $700 million budget shortfall by mid-2019, a problem that the Republican-controlled Legislature will have to tackle after it reconvenes next month.

The estimate from the state Department of Administration is the first to take into account spending requests made by state agencies for the next two years.

Writing the state budget will dominate the first six months of the next legislative session, with plugging a $1 billion state transportation shortfall at the forefront of problems Walker and GOP lawmakers must confront.

The report required every two years typically shows a shortfall because state agency requests are often wish lists that aren’t fully met by the Legislature.

Two years ago the same report showed a $2.2 billion gap.

12 comments

    • Hell in a handbasket

      Just another liberal hit job towards the Governor from Scott Bauer at the AP that Faux 6 is only too happy to post.

      • Peanut

        god forbid he quits cutting money from education to put toward failed efforts to bring businesses to wisconsin, thanks fox6 for not giving into your conservative overlords and publishing this (even if its woefully inadequately short and lacks any sort of detail – i mean this is blog quality)

  • DOITALREADY

    Thats what happens when you appoint a Governor who cant even handle his own budget. He’s still in the hole from his failed presidency why should we be surprised Wisconsin is in a hole.

    • Hell in a handbasket

      “The report required every two years typically shows a shortfall because state agency requests are often wish lists that aren’t fully met by the Legislature. Two years ago the same report showed a $2.2 billion gap.”

      Obviously you and Peanut did not address this statement. That’s why this is not news, just a drive by hit piece from the AP and Faux 6.

  • Liberal Hypocrisy

    So the headline was intended to deceive. Hidden at the end of the hit job was…….”this happens all the time and is not real because the shortfall is just a wish list”. Big shock! The good news is people have been on to the them for years. We the people run this state.

  • S.W. is a Moron!

    Just think how much tax revenue could have been created if Scooter actually hit his goal of 250,000 jobs. It’s time to go after the unions and the poor!

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