Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader vowed to stop what Vos called Governor Evers' "kooky" budget proposal and instead work off of a budget that Republicans in the Legislature create themselves.
"There are so many radical policy proposals in here that are, I don't even know how to describe them," Vos told News/Talk 1130 WISN's Dan O'Donnell. "Let's just put it this way: Some of them are kooky."
Vos added that the Legislature will likely ignore Evers' budget altogether and instead draft its own based on former Governor Scott Walker's last biennial budget.
"The big winner last night was government, big government rammed down our throats," Fitzgerald told O'Donnell in a separate interview Friday morning. "Now that Governor Evers has moved over from DPI [the Department of Public Instruction], he's going to force-feed government at every turn."
Both Fitzgerald and Vos expressed disappointment that Evers has thus far been unwilling to work with them, vetoing their middle class tax cut (a tax cut that Evers initially proposed) and crafting what Republicans have blasted as an "extreme" left-wing budget.
Now that Evers has introduced his budget, the Legislature will have several months to make changes to it (or to write their own budget) and send it back to Evers, who may then use his line item veto power to change it or veto it in its entirety.