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'Unprecedented' revenue growth forecast for Wisconsin budget

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 18:01:51-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s state budget is projected to see “unprecedented” revenue growth of $4.4 billion above previous estimates by the middle of 2023.

The news delivered Tuesday led to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers calling for more spending on education while Republicans urged caution and promised tax cuts.

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau delivered the revised forecast, calling it unprecedented.

Evers called on the Legislature to spend more on K-12 schools, while also rescinding $300 million in previously announced cuts to state agencies.

Republicans called for an overhaul of the state tax code along with a tax cut, but didn't reveal details.

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