Wisconsin Gov. Walker Proposes Drug Testing, University Cut

Gov. Walker Address Legislators, Taxpayers

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is proposing drug testing for those seeking a variety of public benefits and a massive cut to the University of Wisconsin System under a state budget that comes as he takes more steps toward a presidential run.

The Republican released his two-year budget plan Tuesday.

It’s his major policy proposal for the next two years and is the last budget Walker will introduce before the 2016 presidential campaign.

The budget would plug a state budget shortfall in part with a 13 percent, or $300 million, cut to UW along with eliminating about 400 positions across state government and holding spending on public schools flat.

It would also slightly lower property taxes while greatly expanding a private-school voucher program.
 

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