CHICAGO – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proposed a $68 billion two-year operating budget that cuts income taxes, provides nearly $1 billion in borrowing for transportation projects, and replenishes the state’s exhausted authorization to refund general obligation debt.

Though Democrats decried the Republican governor’s education plans and refusal to participate in the federal health care law’s Medicaid expansion, the response was more muted than opposition to Walker’s deep cuts proposed two years ago to eliminate a $3.6 billion deficit.

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