MADISON - The Wisconsin Budget Project argues state lawmakers can avoid budget cuts without raising taxes. Wisconsin Budget Project Director Jon Peacock says some cuts, like the ones to the UW System, can easily be avoided.
The group's policy paper argues that the state needs to accept federal money to expand the state's BadgerCare program. They argue that would help avoid budget cuts.
"We can cover more [people] in BadgerCare, avoid some cuts to BadgerCare that the governor has proposed, and still have a net increase of more than $345 million," Peacock said.