TUE PM Update: Walker defends self-insurance proposal; GOP bill would raise bar to request recounts

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-- Gov. Scott Walker today downplayed concerns from lawmakers who've been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure state employees, calling the expected savings an "incredible amount" that would be re-invested in public schools.
Walker told reporters that lawmakers would have to replace the expected two-year savings of $60 million if they nixed the plan. His budget proposal allocates half of the savings toward a per-pupil increase in K-12 schools.
"The Legislature can make alternatives, but they're going to have to come up with...

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