MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- New nonpartisan projections show Wisconsin is on track to finish the current fiscal year with a larger shortfall than Gov. Scott Walker's administration anticipated.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported Friday that the state is expected to finish the year that ends June 30 with a $283 million shortfall. Walker's administration had projected in November the state would finish the year $132 million in the red.
Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick says there will not be an emergency budget-balancing bill. Instead, she says Walker will empower his administration leaders to "use all available tools to live within their means."
For the two-year budget Walker will introduce on Feb. 3 the state faces a roughly $2 billion shortfall, based on spending requests from state agencies.