Scott Bauer
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s state budget got a burst of good news Wednesday with news that tax collections will be nearly half a billion dollars more than estimated two months ago.

The improved outlook from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau will form the foundation of Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year spending plan and make it easier for the Republican to deliver on his promises as he looks ahead to running for a third term in 2018.

The rosier outlook, combined with less spending than previously anticipated, should be more than enough to wipe out a projected $693 million shortfall based on state agency spending requests.

“While this is certainly good news, our budget priorities will remain the same,” Walker said in a statement. “We will increase funding to public education at all levels, continue tax relief, and reward work.”

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