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Group projects more shortfalls in state budgets

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 18:39:48-05

A new report says state budget shortfalls are likely to continue into 2019.

The Wisconsin Taxpayer's Alliance said lagging state revenues are projected to lag behind their predicted amounts.

Leaders had originally projected revenue growth rates of 3.8% through 2019. Rates are now projected to be 2.3%.

The report showed the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Health Services were the largest sources of 2019 spending requests, with $447 million for schools and $336 million for Health Services.

For more information on the report, visit this website.