Governor Walker signs $76 billion state budget into law nearly three months late
12:17 PM, Sep 21, 2017
6:18 PM, Sep 21, 2017
It's nearly three months late, but Gov. Scott Walker signed the state's $76 billion budget into law on Thursday.
Walker says despite signing this budget deal into law 11 weeks late, he's proud it gives more money to schools while lowering property taxes for median-value homes.
"This is a solid, sound budget," he said.
The governor was all smiles Thursday when signed the budget in front of dozens of elementary students and lawmakers at a Neenah school.
The school gymnasium backdrop made a statement about education and an additional $640 million for K- 12.
"Would you like more money for schools or lower property taxes? The nice thing in this budget is you get both," Walker said.This budget turned into a major battle in the legislature. It was due July 1, but didn’t pass until last Friday. Since then, Walker made nearly a hundred revisions. Sen. Alberta Darling blames the delay on a few lawmakers within her own party.