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Gov. Walker promoting new state budget this week across the state


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker started his multi-day, multi-city tour promoting the new state budget Monday.

The governor made his first stop in Green Bay this morning. He signed the two-year, $68 billion spending plan on Sunday. It rejects federal Medicaid money and cuts income taxes by about $650 million over the next two years.

The budget also expands school vouchers statewide with enrollment caps, but the governor says his goal, in two years, is for them to be gone.

"In this case, that is what we agreed to," Gov. Walker said. "Going forward, if the choice schools continue to show progress, I'll make the case going forward that the program should be expanded along with aid for our traditional public schools."

The governor also made stops in Chippewa Falls and La Crosse Monday. Later this week he'll hold events in eight other cities, including Madison.


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