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Walker hedging on timing of presidential announcement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For months, Gov. Scott Walker has said he would not make an announcement about whether he’s running for president until the state budget was passed and signed into law.

But on Thursday in Ripon, WBAY-TV reports Walker said his goal “has always been to get through the end of the budget year which ends June 30th. We’ll see after that.”

That’s contrary to what he said on May 7. Then Walker said “We won’t do anything, we won’t make any public pronouncement one way or the other, until after the budget is signed.”

Republicans who control the Legislature have not yet passed the budget out of the Joint Finance Committee, which has not met for three weeks. It’s unlikely the budget will pass by June 30.

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