By Tim Kowols
Democrats in both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature expect an uphill battle when it meets to discuss the 2017-2019 biennial budget. A couple months after state agencies made their requests, Gov. Scott Walker is expected to lay out his budget plans in the middle of February. Republicans hold strong majorities in both the Assembly and the Senate, but Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay says he will still “fight the good fight.”
In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in December, Gov. Walker said he would like to provide more money for K-12 schools and avoid cuts to state universities.