Nonprofit groups release alternative state budget

Published: Jan. 31, 2017 at 4:44 PM CST
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Members of several Wisconsin nonprofit organizations released an alternative state budget Tuesday.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, and Jonah shared what's being called A Wisconsin Budget for All in front of the state office building in Eau Claire.

They say A Wisconsin Budget for All invests in work, education and health by closing special interest tax giveaways.

"We have tax credits for no reason at all. When we give a tax credit, it should be to develop jobs and there's no such requirement. So there's a lot of money that's being wasted in that direction that's better use for the citizens,” said Nick Smiar, county board supervisor, District 15.

Gov. Walker is scheduled to release his state budget proposal on Feb. 8.