Assembly Republicans approve $81.7 billion budget as Dems slam ‘missed opportunities’

Assembly Republicans on Tuesday approved a $500 million boost for K-12 education over the next two years -- about a third of what Tony Evers wanted -- while hiking fees on drivers for more road work instead of the gas tax hike the guv proposed.
The GOP budget also rejects Evers’ call to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a move he had proposed to free up $324 million in state money and draw down federal dollars to invest in health care programs.
Instead, Republicans approved continuing to direct some of the state’s working poor to the exchanges offered under Obamacare while investi...

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