General fund would see $1.4B less under JFC motion

The first motion the Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Thursday would result in the general fund seeing $1.4 billion less over the next two years than what Gov. Tony Evers proposed, according to an analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
What’s more, the motion, which includes rejecting Evers’ call to expand Medicaid, would mean nearly $1.1 billion less in federal aid for the 2019-21 budget.
The committee co-chairs last week laid out a proposal to eliminate 131 items Evers included in his budget. While it included some 70 policy items, the planned motion also includes a series of fis...

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