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Budget BLOG

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Starting today, the WisPolitics.com Budget Blog will be available only to subscribers. If you are a WisPolitics.com Silver subscriber or somebody who only goes to our...

Business groups praise Walker’s budget proposal

Wisconsin business groups are applauding Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal. In the budget plan unveiled Wednesday, Walker proposes increasing the cap on investments that companies...
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Critics say Walker’s transportation budget not a long-term fix

Critics are taking aim at Gov. Scott Walker’s transportation budget and say it does little to solve the state’s long-term funding issue. They cited, for...

Republican leaders say Walker’s budget could face major tweaks

Republican legislative leaders say they may make major tweaks to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget in the coming months, possibly shifting money to address...

State board approves self-insurance recommendation

The Group Insurance Board today voted to move forward with self-insuring state employees, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to deliver his...
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Walker budget would green light DNR reorg

A DNR reorganization plan proposed by its secretary would get the green light under Gov. Scott Walker’s budget, which also gives the agency the...

Walker calls for boost in state aid for rural schools

Gov. Scott Walker today proposed a boost in funding for rural schools through sparsity aid, higher reimbursements for their transportation costs and an investment...

Walker looks to eliminate long-term care waitlist for children

Gov. Scott Walker today said his next budget will look to eliminate the waitlist for a long-term care program that helps children with developmental...

Walker proposes $803 million 2017-19 capital budget

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing $803 million in building projects as part of his 2017-19 capital budget. The proposal includes nearly $449.9 million in new...

Walker seeking $592 million tax, fee cut in upcoming budget

Gov. Scott Walker previewed a piece of his state budget this afternoon, announcing he is calling for a $592 million cut in taxes and...

Walker unveils $140 million boost for UW, including tuition cut

Gov. Scott Walker today proposed a $140 million boost to the UW System, including a plan that would freeze tuition for in-state undergrads in...

Walker: Analysis ‘very clearly shows’ self-insurance proposal would help taxpayers

Gov. Scott Walker today downplayed concerns from lawmakers who’ve been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure state employees, calling the expected savings an “incredible...
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