The Republican-controlled Legislature, acting two months late, has passed the state's next budget. It was the longest such delay in a decade, with the deadline for its enactment being July 1.

The $76 billion budget sets spending levels for all of state government through June 2019. Here's a quick primer on some of the noteworthy items contained in the budget.

Mark Sommerhauser covers state government and politics for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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