Wisconsin Budget

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during a news conference in Kenosha, Wis. Gov. Evers plans to call on the Republican-controlled Legislature to join him in passing a two-year budget he is presenting as a "bounce back" plan to help the state recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Evers released excerpts from his speech before he was to deliver it in a pre-recorded message to the Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. evening. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

MADISON  — Gov. Tony Evers called on the Republican-controlled Legislature Tuesday to bolster funding for K-12 and higher education and reform the state's criminal justice systems, while delivering a state budget with $1 billion in tax increases and liberal policy priorities that GOP leaders promised to quickly kill.

Evers pitched his $91 billion two-year state budget to the Legislature as a "Badger Bounceback" agenda as the coronavirus pandemic enters its second year.

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