State Budget

Gov. Scott Walker
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One observer says presidential hopefuls might raise the issue, thinking it could hurt Gov. Walker in polls. Another stunned that Wisconsin is talking cuts.

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Land trust supporters sounded the alarm as Gov. Walker released his budget. It calls for a moratorium on the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

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Walker's budget would freeze the state’s stewardship program designed to conserve land and unique habitats; and would cut back the DNR's science staff.

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Gov. Walker said Thursday that he's willing to add more money in the next state budget for the UW System, public schools and transportation, according to the Associated Press.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker's office now says he will not change the mission of the UW System.

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Nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday night at a bar in downtown Milwaukee to support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to borrow money to help pay for a new Bucks arena.

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Wisconsin has been anticipating a substantial deficit over the next two years, but Governor Walker says his budget for 2015-2017 is balanced and will lower property taxes.

When Gov. Walker unveils his proposed 2015-2017 budget for Wisconsin Tuesday evening, he says it will contain plans to lower property taxes each year.

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Before Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank was a journalist, he earned an economics degree. As such, he has taken a hard look at Governor Walker's proposal to make cuts to the UW system.

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Gov. Walker delivers his new, two-year spending plan to the Legislature Tuesday, and some analysts say the document will reflect Walker's attempts to appeal to multiple constituencies.

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