How did Milwaukee fare in Wisconsin's budget?
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers had big plans to give more state money to Milwaukee after he was elected, but the Republican Legislature was not on the same page.
Mayor Tom Barrett says that's disappointing, but he did like parts of this new budget for the city.
With the stroke of pen, Gov Tony Evers signed Wisconsin's budget for the next two years.
"I am proud that we were able to do as much as we did with the budget we were given," Evers said.
But the budget he was given by Republican lawmakers took out revenue sharing for Milwaukee, state money Evers wanted to use to help Wisconsin's largest city.
"It was very disappointing that the legislature took out the money that Gov Evers had put in there for shared revenue increases," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. "We haven't had an increase in many, many, many years."
Republicans say Evers' budget proposal was a liberal wish list and an irresponsible use of tax dollars, so they made their own.
"The budget targets state investments more responsibly," Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said. "It spends $2 billion less than the governor's original plan."
Evers made plenty of changes himself. Barrett says increasing K-12 funding was big for Milwaukee.
"The veto that we did to move $87 million to our schools was easily the most important veto that we had," said Evers.
The mayor also liked Evers' decision to restore about $14 million dollars to the Milwaukee County child welfare program, which the legislature had called to be cut.
The new budget goes into effect right away. It will run through June of 2021.