THU PM Update: GOP nixes hundreds of Evers budget items as JFC’s work begins

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-- The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today kicked off its work on Tony Evers' budget by gutting the guv's proposal, pulling more than 380 provisions and amending the document to current law spending levels as they build their own version.
Dropping Evers' plan to expand Medicaid drew the most debate during today's executive session as the vote fell along party lines to nix the move.
Dems argued expanding the program would provide health care to an additional 91,000 of the state's working poor, children, elderly, those w...

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