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Wis. residents react to state budget

GREEN BAY (WAOW) -- Governor Scott Walker's two year budget plan is now official. Newsline 9 was there when Walker signed the 66 billion dollar budget Sunday in Green Bay. Along with his signature came 50 vetos to the bill, including one that would have allowed bail bondsmen in the state, and another that now requires state and local government employees to work for at least five years before qualifying for pension benefits. Newsline 9 talked to people across the state with mixed reactions.

"Thank goodness, it's been a long time. We need to get it done. We have to balance our budgets, so he needs to do the same for us," said Michelle Gunderson.

"There is enough support to recall some of the Republican state senators, and I believe in January very likely a recall of Governor Walker," said Bryan Radue.

Governor Walker said the budget will help eliminate a 3.6 billion dollar deficit without raising taxes.

Online Reporter: Courtney Fasano

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