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Billings Criticizes Budget Plan

Might not be easy sailing in the Wisconsin state senate today for a budget bill.  At least not as easy yesterday when a controversial $70 billion spending bill passed the assembly with neither debate nor Democratic amendment.  But only because those amendments weren't going to be allowed, says La Crosse state rep Jill Billings

 

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In the meantime, she suggests, republicans will have to reap the public scorn that will inevitably follow a two-year spending plan that funds private schools at the expense of public, refuses a federally-funded medicaid expansion, and creates a structural deficit for the state while funding a tax break that benefits mostly the wealthy. 

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