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The 2015-17 Wisconsin Budget

14

The number of “non-fiscal policy items” the Joint Committee on Finance identified in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget and removed.

104

Number of items Governor Walker vetoed from the budget before signing it on July 12.

139

The number of non-fiscal policy items not related to state finances that made it into the budget.

157

The number of non-fiscal policy items identified by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau before the Governor’s vetoes.

6 million

The anticipated dollar amount of reduced tax collections in 2017 with the elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax for high-income taxpayers.

21 million

The estimated dollar amount of tax cuts for married couples beginning in 2016 with the increased deduction married couples will be able to claim.

490 million

The dollar amount of the structural deficit the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates the state will face with the 2017-19 budget.

499 million

The dollar amount of the structural surplus Gov. Walker said the state would have when going into the 2017-19 budget.

659 million

The dollar amount of planned highway projects that will be put on hold because the Governor will not allow an increase in the gas tax or vehicle registration fees.

850 million

The dollar amount the state will need to borrow to pay for roads.

1.3 billion

The dollar amount the Governor wanted to borrow to pay for roads.

73 billion

The dollar amount of the 2015-17 state budget.

Sources: Joint Committee on Finance letter dated April 15, 2015; Wisconsin Budget Project; Legislative Fiscal Bureau