A report says it will take $2.2 billion to maintain current state spending levels, with some modest increases.
The Wisconsin Policy Forum crunched the numbers. Incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers will have to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to balance the budget.
Jason Stein is the research director for the forum. He says they included a one-percent increase for state agencies, plus more money for Medicaid and public school funding. Stein says it’s possible Evers could propose smaller increases for certain agencies.
If new revenues don’t cover the budget gap, taxes would have to go up, or cuts would need to be made.