CHICAGO -- Wisconsin legislators passed a $28.3 billion all-funds two-year budget Wednesday, but Gov. Tommy Thompson said he might veto the entire package because it raises taxes and spending $537 million more than he had proposed.
The general funds portion of the all-funds budget passed by the Legislature was $13.8 billion, compared with the $13.e billion budget that had been proposed by Gov. Thompson. The general funds budget pays for most of the state government's daily operating expenses and is primarily funded by state income and sale taxes.