MacIver News Minute: Winners and Losers in the 2019-21 State Budget

July 2, 2019

Any big-spending budget is bound to produce many winners and losers, and the same can be said of the 2019-21 budget passed last week by both Houses of the Legislature and likely to be signed by Gov. Evers this week. Taxpayers, for example, landed in both the winners and losers columns. While the $83 billion budget cuts taxes $500 million, it still is a massive spending hike. Big Labor was also a big loser in this budget, with every worker freedom rollback axed from the document on day one. But the ultimate loser: fiscally conservative values.

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