Republicans in Wisconsin’s state legislature are ecstatic over the passage of a new state budget. The $76 billion spending plan was approved by both the Assembly and Senate last week. Assemblyman Travis Tranel of Cuba City says it’s the best budget he’s voted for since he’s been in office. The budget increases funding for town and county roads by about ten percent. Tranel says those funds came available after lawmakers decided to delay other road and infrastructure projects in the southeastern part of the state. The budget increases K-12 education funding by $639 million and invests $78 million in UW-Platteville. The budget is now awaiting Governor Scott Walker’s signature.