Walker says new money doesn't negate need for cuts
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says an improved budget forecast for Wisconsin doesn't change his position that state workers should be forced to pay more for health insurance and pension benefits.
Walker said Wednesday he also doesn't think the additional $636 million in revenue expected to come into the state over the next two years should be used to reduce more than $1 billion in cuts he proposed to schools and local governments.
Instead, Walker says the money should be used to pay down the state's debt.