The budget battle with Republicans has left some of Gov. Tony Evers' campaign promises in limbo. (Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) The budget battle with Republicans has left some of Gov. Tony Evers' campaign promises in limbo. (Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

The budget battle with Republicans has left some of Gov. Tony Evers' campaign promises in limbo. (Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Eric Litke
By Eric Litke July 9, 2019
Mica Soellner
By Mica Soellner July 9, 2019

With Gov. Tony Evers’ first state budget completed, it’s time to look back on some of his budget-related promises.

This is what we use to track promises Democratic Gov. Tony Evers made. Similar to our Truth-O-Meter, we’ll assign a rating based on the status of the promise: In the Works, Stalled, Compromise, Promise Kept or Promise Broken. (We did the same for Gov. Scott Walker's promises.)

Here is a look at how some of his major promises fared:

— Restore state funding for schools to two-thirds level in 2019-21 budget

— Accept federal Medicaid expansion money

— Increase spending on local road maintenance

— Increase school funding by $1.4 billion over two years in first budget

— Cut middle class income taxes by 10 percent

— Increase spending on technical schools and UW System 

 

 

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