Evers Transition Budget Approved

The Legislature’s finance committee is approving
Governor-elect Tony Evers’ transition budget. Evers requested $94,600 to cover
salaries for seven positions, equipment, supplies, travel and legal services. 

State law requires the Joint Finance Committee to convene within a week of the
general election to approve a transition budget for any non-incumbent incoming
governor – which takes the money from the governor’s office appropriation.

committee approved $82,700 for Governor Scott Walker in 2010 and $87,500 for
Governor Jim Doyle in 2002. 

The panel passed the request unanimously on Tuesday
in a session that lasted less than a minute.