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Republicans press Evers to approve state budget

June 27, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans are pressing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to approve the state budget.

The GOP spent the spring stripping Evers’ policy proposals out of the budget and reducing spending. Republican legislators passed the budget this week and plan to send it to Evers on Friday. Evers can sign it, veto it or use his partial veto powers to revise it.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald urged Evers to sign the budget during a news conference Thursday. He says the worst thing Evers could do is veto the entire budget. He says it would be difficult to build another budget Evers would accept.

Evers hasn’t revealed his plans. The Milwaukee Business Journal reported Thursday that Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan said at a Waukesha County Business Alliance event that Evers has seen “good movement” from Republicans on transportation and building spending in the budget.

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