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Evers says dust needs to settle on budget proposal

March 5, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says he is confident a “good budget” for the state of Wisconsin will eventually get enacted, but for now Republicans and Democrats “just need to let the dust settle a little bit.”

Evers spoke with reporters Tuesday following a tour of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Discovery. Evers’ budget introduced last week includes $150 million more in funding for the UW System, along with a host of other spending priorities.

Republicans who control the Legislature have spoken out against several Evers ideas. The Democratic governor says there’s been “a lot of political posturing and huffing and puffing” but he thinks Republicans can pass a budget he will sign.

Evers is also repeating his warning that he will veto the entire budget if it is “extraordinarily bad for our state.”