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In Wausau, Evers contrasts his budget input tour with lawmakers' lame duck sessionSubmitted: 12/12/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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In Wausau, Evers contrasts his budget input tour with lawmakers' lame duck session
WAUSAU - Gov.-elect Tony Evers feels lawmakers could have passed the lame duck session bills with more transparency. He's upset they were passed without much discussion and late at night.

Evers said his interactive session in Wausau on Wednesday was the opposite.

More than 125 people shared their ideas during his "Building the People's Budget" tour.

"The contrast between what's going to happen today and what happened a week or so ago in the State Capitol is going to be striking for you," Evers said.

Evers expects to propose more spending on schools when his budget comes out next year.


"We're going to focus on the issues that we talked about during the campaignďż˝"education, transportation, and health care. What people notice is that what we talked about when we got elected is what we're going to be following through on," he sdaid.

Evers again urged outgoing Gov. Scott Walker to veto the lame duck bills, which strip some power from Evers and incoming Attorney General Josh Kaul.

Evers said he hopes to present his two-year budget proposal by early March.

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