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    The Journal-Sentential took and bullet pointed Walker's Budget proposal...

    • Provide $1 million for raises for prosecutors.

    • Provide $770,300 for more DNA analysts.

    • Set aside $1.04 million to investigate Internet crimes against children.

    • Cut $52.6 million from corrections.

    • Provide $993,800 for more public defenders.

    • Saves money by closing two juvenile correctional facilities - Ethan Allen School for Boys in the Town of Delafield and Southern Oaks Girls School in Union Grove - and consolidating operations at the Lincoln Hills facility in Irma.

    • Repeal all mechanisms that would allow any early release of state inmates from prison, extended supervision or probation.

    • Count on broad saving from lower prison population, which follows national trend.

    EDUCATION

    • Cut $834 million in state K-12 education spending over the next two years.

    • Phase out income requirements and eliminate enrollment cap for Milwaukee school choice program, and make schools across county eligible.

    • No change in the "funding flaw" under which voucher expenses are deducted from Milwaukee's state aid, even though no aid is granted to Milwaukee for those voucher-school students.

    • Remove the requirement that MPS teachers reside in Milwaukee.

    • Eliminate the minimum 180-day requirement for public school calendars, a measure that could open the way for some districts to initiate four-day school weeks. Districts would continue to meet a minimum instructional hour requirement.

    • Repeal the limit on the numbers of students who could use the state's open enrollment system to attend a virtual charter school in another district.

    • Allow any four-year University of Wisconsin campus to sponsor an independent charter school.

    • Require that charter school teachers need only a bachelor's degree to teach, rather than a teacher's license.

    • Remove mandates that school districts employ reading specialists and only licensed nurses with bachelor's degrees; prepare indoor environmental quality plans; and require training on drug administration to be approved by the state Department of Public Instruction.

    UW SYSTEM

    • Cut UW-Madison funding by 13% while giving the university autonomy from the UW System.

    • Cut funding to other UW campuses by 11%. Systemwide cut: $250 million over two years.

    • Spend $250,000 creating plan for UW-Milwaukee to split from UW System.

    • Cut $71.6 million from the state's technical college system.

    BUSINESS

    • Completely exempt from state taxes capital gains stemming from long-term investments in Wisconsin businesses.

    • Allow deferral of tax payments on any capital gain as long as the money is reinvested in a Wisconsin business. Estimated cost over the biennium: $36 million.

    • Cut $46 million in business taxes over two years by allowing companies more liberal treatment of losses to offset tax bills.

    • Provide $196 million in funding for the new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The partly private agency will replace the state Commerce Department and, Walker believes, will help make Wisconsin more business-friendly.

    MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

    • Cut county and municipal aid payments by $96 million in 2012 calendar year.

    • Cap county and municipal levy increases at the greater of 0% or the gain in value due to net new construction.

    • Extend levy limits for two years.

    • Remove requirement that a municipality or county operate a recycling program to manage solid waste in compliance with disposal restrictions and eliminate financial assistance program for local government recycling programs.



    TRANSPORTATION

    • Allocate $225 million to reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange. Money will cover engineering expenses, preparing for 2013 start of construction.

    • Cut general transportation aid for counties and municipalities by 10%.

    • Direct revenue from motor vehicle sales taxes into transportation fund instead of general fund.

    • Put $59.1 million into expansion of I-39/90 in Rock and Dane counties and authorize three other highway projects in Racine, Milwaukee, Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie counties.

    • Provide aid to transit systems out of the state's general fund, instead of using gas tax dollars.

    CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

    • Cut payments to W-2 participants by $20 a month and impose stricter work requirements.

    • Start waiting list for Wisconsin Shares state child care subsidy and increase co-payments by parents.

    • Tighten eligibility standards for Medicaid programs to slow state cost increases.

    • Limit Family Care program to current enrollees.

    ENVIRONMENT

    • Move authority over soil erosion for commercial sites from DNR to a new agency, Department of Safety and Professional Services.

    • Provide $5 million to clean up contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes and their tributaries.

    • No change in the price of hunting and fishing licenses.

    • Make cuts in the stewardship fund, the state's land acquisition program.

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    lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

    what the fuck
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

    what the fuck
    That was your WTF moment?

    Mine was the increases to criminal justice budgets but cutting the corrections department; investigate, capture, prosecute, and send to ..... where?

    And, of course, the cross-your-fingers method of saving money that made me laugh:

    Count on broad saving from lower prison population, which follows national trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

    what the fuck
    You're living proof that our education system needs to be reformed. And judging from your inane communist rants on here...what ever school or university system employs you isn't getting it's money's worth.
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    Education reform = cutting education funding.

    Wow guys we are really gonna compete great against China and other nations in 20 years, it's just so obvious.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    lmao lower the capital gains tax and cut nearly $1 billion from education in order to "balance the budget"

    what the fuck
    Thin the herd of lousy teachers. When 2/3 of 8th graders are deficient in reading, they are not doing their jobs properly. Get rid of unions so that these bad teachers can be fired. FYI, teachers still have Civil Service protection.

    Here is a clue for you. Business create jobs which in turn increase revenues. Lowering capital gain taxes will encourage business to relocate to WI. Capiche.
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    SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    SO cutting taxes on the top 1%, lowering capital gains taxes and cutting the estate tax should all be creating jobs right?
    In 5 years those measures will be bringing in FAR more money than they lose in the short term. You will see SOME payoff in about 1 1/2 to 2 years.
    (barring any huge disaster/ major Wisconsin event or overall decline in the U.S. economy)
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    Why would the US economy decline? The Bush tax cuts have been in effect for a decade now. Obama has extended them.

    Also the capital gains tax, the estate tax, and the corporate tax have all been lowered at the national level thanks to socialist Obama.

    According to Republican doctrines we should be in economic heaven now. We have tax rates and an income inequality comparable to those in the 1920's, the economy should be fully booming right now.

    Unless of course that's not about the economy and more about lining the wallets and portfolios of people with money who lobby congress? Noooo that could never be it! Sean Hannity told me so! and he's a Great American!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Why would the US economy decline? The Bush tax cuts have been in effect for a decade now. Obama has extended them.

    Also the capital gains tax, the estate tax, and the corporate tax have all been lowered at the national level thanks to socialist Obama.

    According to Republican doctrines we should be in economic heaven now. We have tax rates and an income inequality comparable to those in the 1920's, the economy should be fully booming right now.

    Unless of course that's not about the economy and more about lining the wallets and portfolios of people with money who lobby congress? Noooo that could never be it! Sean Hannity told me so! and he's a Great American!
    Why do you even post here? You're not here to learn, and you SURE as hell can't teach. What is your purpose here?
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