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Wisconsin budget that once was a plus for Scott Walker could hurt him in 2016

Wisconsin budget that once was a plus for Scott Walker could hurt him in 2016

It wasn’t long ago that the forecasting arm of the Wisconsin Legislature was predicting that state government by mid-2015 would be flush with a surplus topping $1 billion, which Gov. Scott Walker could have showcased in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Today, that projected surplus has morphed into a $2.2-billion budget deficit that Republican lawmakers are struggling to fix. Sharp divisions between Walker and legislators about how to solve the problem have complicated his plans for formally entering the already crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls. When he does, his financial stewardship may prove more political vulnerability than bragging point. ...

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