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Walker releases $123 million in cuts


Gov. Scott Walker's administration has released its plan for cutting $123 million across state government by July as called for under the budget passed earlier this year.

The University of Wisconsin System would see the largest cut at $46.1 million, followed by the Department of Health Services at $18.5 million and the Department of Corrects at $9.4 million.

All of the cuts will automatically go into effect unless someone on the Legislature's budget committee objects. Democrats are expected to do that, which will then mean the committee must meet to vote on the plan.

Walker exempted numerous agencies and programs from additional cuts, including schools aid, higher educational financial aid, technical college aid and other around-the-clock state operations.

Agencies were directed to make the cuts without layoffs, if possible.


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