The State Senate passed the state budget by a one-vote margin
(GOP Sen. Dale Schultz voted "no"). Governor Walker may well use the line-item veto to remove some elements of the budget, but the main features will stand. Taxes will go down on families (barely in each paycheck for most families), the Medicaid expansion is rejected on the anticipation (hope, really) that those removed from BadgerCare Plus will enroll in the Affordable Care Act, school vouchers will expand, and the obviously-budget-related removal of the Center for Investigative Journalism from the UW-Madison campus, among other new provisions. In a governing sense, this budget and the one passed in 2011 mean Wisconsin is a bed of truly conservative governance. Considering district lines and the ineptitude of the state Democratic Party, it will likely remain that way until at least 2023.