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Walker expects few budget changes by Legislature before he begins reviewing potential vetoes in coming weeksSubmitted: 09/07/2017
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Walker expects few budget changes by Legislature before he begins reviewing potential vetoes in coming weeks
THREE LAKES - The Wisconsin Legislature made the most progress yet on the overdue state budget Wednesday night. The budget committee finally passed the two-year spending plan, which is two months past its deadline.

The State Assembly plans to take it up next week, and the Senate will follow.

Gov. Scott Walker will control the final step. He will consider any partial vetoes before signing the bill.


"My guess is there won't be large changes next week, if any, and that we'll have a pretty good idea by the time we get back next weekend as to what to use the line-item veto on and what to keep intact," Walker said Thursday in Three Lakes.

Walker leaves next week for a trade mission to Japan and South Korea. He's promised to sign the budget by the end of the summer on September 22.

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