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$800 Million In Cuts Passed By WI Governor

It took three months of heated protests, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed a controversial budget into law.

The Law cuts 800 million from public schools and ends tax credits for poor people.  Governor Walker says the cuts are what is best for the state, and they need the cuts to make up for $3.6 billion of a budget shortfall.

Governor Scott Walker has said, "I want our children to grow up in a Wisconsin even greater than the Wisconsin that we grew up in. That's exactly what this budget sets out to do."

Even so, there were a lot of critics of the bill when lawmakers first began debating it earlier this year. Walker says the budget will put Wisconsin in a state of surplus while evening out the budget shortfall without raising taxes.

Democrats say the budget is an attack on the middle class.

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