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Updated: 06/30/2013 10:54 PM
Created: 06/30/2013 3:35 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Leslie Dyste

Walker Signs 2-Year, $70 Billion Wis. Budget

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed the state budget after making several dozen vetoes to it.
    
The budget includes Walker's major priorities - a $650 million income tax cut, rejection of federal Medicaid expansion and the expansion of private school vouchers statewide.
    
Most of Walker's vetoes to the $70 billion, two-year spending plan are technical.
    
But the governor did veto a provision Sunday in Pleasant Prairie that would have allowed bounty hunters in Wisconsin. They have not been permitted in the state since 1979.
    
Walker also vetoed a provision that would have kicked the independent Center for Investigative Journalism off of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and barred it from working with university professors.

Walker says that's a matter for the UW System Board of Regents to decide.

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