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FRI REPORT: DVA Secretary Zimmerman defends Confederate statues in letter to Ripon newspaper

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report DVA Secretary Zimmerman defends Confederate statues in letter to...

Canadian, Mexican diplomats highlight benefits of NAFTA

Government representatives from Canada and Mexico testified to the positive benefits of the NAFTA agreement at a recent WisPolitics.com luncheon held in Madison. This came...

Late state budget pushes back fall legislative floor sessions

Rep. Todd Novak says the biennial budget “ate up a lot of time” but he’s optimistic his Marsy’s Law proposal to give crime victims...

Records: Vos sent stern texts to Walker, guv’s chief of staff during final budget...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos issued a stern warning to Gov. Scott Walker’s chief of staff against reaching a deal with three Senate Republicans to...

FRI News Summary: Walker on NFL anthem protests; Pence’s Waukesha visit; 18 seek Milw....

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FRI AM Update: Vos texts Walker he ‘won’t forget’ budget veto deal with GOP...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- The day after Gov. Scott Walker promised three Senate Republicans that he'd...

THU PM Update: Pence touts GOP tax reform effort, praises Walker’s record on taxes

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Vice President Mike Pence today praised Gov. Scott Walker's record on taxes as he touted the...

Senate committee clears bill to set up an occupational licensing requirement review

A Senate committee today approved a bill that would set up a review of the state’s occupational licensing requirements. The bill from Sen. Chris Kapenga,...

Vukmir’s campaign confirms she met with Bannon

Leah Vukmir’s U.S. Senate campaign confirmed she met with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The Hill reported Bannon, chairman of Breitbart News, is looking at...

Vinehout defends character reference for attorney convicted of possessing child pornography

Dem guv candidate Kathleen Vinehout is defending the character reference she wrote for a Leg Council attorney who was later convicted of possessing child...

THU News Summary: Walker touts small biz agenda; Vinehout defends letter for child porn...

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THU AM Update: Pence in Waukesha to tout GOP tax overhaul plan

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Vice President Mike Pence is making his third stop in Wisconsin over...

WED PM Update: Pence to tout tax code overhaul plan in Waukesha tomorrow

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Vice President Mike Pence will be in Waukesha tomorrow to boost the Trump administration's push to...

Baldwin’s campaign to refund excess donations it received in last quarter

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign has notified the FEC it will refund excess donations it received during the last reporting period and amend its...

WMC launches new coalition to lobby for workers’ comp changes

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has launched a new coalition to encourage lawmakers to make a dramatic shift to how doctors are paid under Wisconsin’s...

DOJ site says state has yet to test 4,698 rape kits

A new website from the state Department of Justice shows the state has yet to test 4,698 sexual assault kits from across the state...

WED News Summary: Walker talks youth apprenticeships; Johnson, Baldwin on ACA repeal efforts

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WED AM Update: Russian hacking attempt; Walker outlines small business agenda

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- The federal Department of Homeland Security says it "stands by" its statement...

TUE PM Update: Homeland Security says DWD, not Elections Commission targeted by Russian hacking...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- After telling Wisconsin officials that Russians attempted to infiltrate the state's voter registration system, the federal...

Conservative group raises questions over voter ID study

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty today questioned a study by two UW-Madison researchers that suggested nearly 17,000 people, and possibly more,...

Dem lawmakers back bill for automatic voter registration

Two Dem lawmakers today pushed for a bill that would require the state to automatically register voters, saying it would be a major step...

Vinehout says she would’ve backed 5-cent gas tax hike in this budget

Dem guv candidate Kathleen Vinehout says she would have supported a 5-cent hike in the gas tax in this biennium to fund roads and...

TUE News Summary: Dan Meyer appointed DNR secretary; Vinehout runs for guv; Walker touts...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Cap times idea fest - Civil liberties - Courts - Demographics - Education - Elections - Environment -...

TUE AM Update: Ads tout Walker’s work on budget; new UW-Madison study on voter...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state GOP and Scott Walker are launching separate ad campaigns today...

MON PM Update: Elections Commission to hear update on Russian hacking attempt

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Elections Commission will hear updates tomorrow on the news that Russians attempted to hack into...

Walker announces Moroney to fill new DOA position created in Foxconn bill

Walker today announced Matt Moroney will fill a new DOA economic development position created under the Foxconn bill. Moroney, who’s currently Walker’s deputy chief of...

Kleefisch applauds Walker’s pick for new DNR secretary, others mixed

Rep. Joel Kleefisch says Walker hit a “home run” in appointing former GOP state Rep. Dan Meyer to lead the Department of Natural Resources. But...

Vos appoints Knudson to Elections Commission

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has appointed former state GOP Rep. Dean Knudson, who authored legislation to split the GAB into two bodies, to the...

MON News Summary: Walker’s partial vetoes; Walker praises Senate health care bill; Vinehout joins...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/mon-news-summary-walkers-partial-vetoes-walker-praises-senate-health-care-bill-vinehout-joins-guv-race/ **************************************** REGISTER NOW: Sept. 26 luncheon, 'The Future of NAFTA and Trade' Join WisPolitics...

MON AM Update: Vinehout launches guv bid; candidates weigh in on NFL protests; ‘UpFront’...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, formally kicked off her guv campaign today...

Campaign email: Vinehout will formally announce guv run Monday

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, will formally announce Monday she plans to run for guv, according to an email sent to supporters today. Vinenout has...

Budget’s tax changes would impact out-of-state income, Kwik Trip yogurt, beekeepers

High-income filers will pay more in Wisconsin income taxes, Kwik Trip-made yogurt will no longer be subject to state sales tax and beekeepers will...

Walker vetoes move to revamp Transportation Projects Commission

A legislative push to revamp a transportation commission that’s only met six times over the last 17 years was squashed this week by Gov....

FRI REPORT: Walker vetoes move to revamp Transportation Projects Commission

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the REPORT: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/fri-report-walker-vetoes-move-to-revamp-transportation-projects-commission/ TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Walker vetoes move...

FRI News Summary: Walker signs budget; Evers delivers state of education address; Senate health...

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FRI AM Update: Walker to tout budget at 3 stops today; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will make three stops across the state tomorrow to...

THU PM Update: Walker signs budget; Evers delivers state of education address

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker signed a nearly $76 billion two-year state budget today in Neenah as he...

Pocan knocks GOP health care bill under Senate consideration

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan today railed against the health care bill being considered by the GOP-run Senate, saying it puts at risk coverage for...

Bills that would punish people who participate in riots draws concerns from GOP, Dem...

Lawmakers of both parties today raised concerns over a set of bills that punish people who participate in riots, saying they could lead to...

Evers says if gov, he would call on leggies to override veto of plan...

State Superintendent Tony Evers later says he would “absolutely” call on the Legislature to override a veto of the Assembly GOP plan to boost...

Evers in State of Education speech knocks Walker, Republicans

State Superintendent Tony Evers today used his annual State of Education speech to champion road funding solutions and knock Gov. Scott Walker for not...

THU News Summary: Walker’s budget vetoes; bipartisan Wisconsin Future Caucus launches

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THU AM Update: Walker to sign budget today; Evers to deliver State of Education...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will sign the biennial budget today at Tullar Elementary...

WED PM Update: Walker plans 99 budget vetoes, to sign spending plan in Neenah...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to use his veto pen to kill an item giving lawmakers more...

Soglin demands ‘clean’ DREAM Act from Congress

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today demanded a “clean” bill to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation as he touted the ways those individuals contributed to...

Millennial lawmakers launch new caucus

Millennial lawmakers who are members of the new Wisconsin State Future Caucus today pitched it as a way to find bipartisan solutions on issues...

Foxconn bill’s expedited appellate court process may be unconstitutional, Leg Council says  

Certain aspects of the Foxconn bill’s expedited appellate court process could be unconstitutional, according to attorneys from the state’s Legislative Council. The memo, which was...

Vos continues to knock GOP senators who made veto deal with Walker

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, today continued to slam three GOP senators who received a package of veto assurances in exchange for their budget...
Budget BLOG

Walker’s vetoes nix low-spending school plan

Gov. Scott Walker today announced 99 vetoes, including a plan lawmakers inserted in the budget to boost low-spending school districts. The provision would have adjusted...

WED AM Update: Walker joins 14 GOP guvs in praising Senate GOP health care...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker, head of the RGA, has joined 14 other GOP...

Vos expects to sign off on budget tomorrow

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he expressed frustration to Scott Walker that the guv enabled three senators to hijack the budget by promising them...

TUE PM Update: Vos expects to sign off on budget tomorrow; Hintz elected Assembly...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he expressed frustration to Scott Walker that the guv enabled three...

Kind sends out fundraising email for Grothman challenger Kohl

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind has sent out a fundraising appeal for 6th CD candidate Dan Kohl, saying he’s “the person that can bring bipartisanship...

State appeals court upholds right-to-work law

A unanimous state appeals court today upheld Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, ruling while unions may have to spend resources in representing employees who do not...

Proposed constitutional amendment to increase crime victims’ rights clears Senate committee

A Senate committee today passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase the rights of crime victims. An amended version of the proposal, called...

Senate committee approves amended constitutional carry bill

A Senate committee this morning OK’d along party lines an amended GOP bill that would allow constitutional carry over Dem objections that the legislation...

TUE News Summary: Walker signs Foxconn bill; Ryan talks tax reform at Harley-Davidson

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TUE AM Update: Ryan talks tax reform at Harley-Davidson; Assembly Dems to hold leadership...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters his meeting with Harley-Davidson executives and...

Vos move could delay Walker signing budget

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wants to talk with Scott Walker about the veto promises he issued to win Senate passage before sending the budget...

MON PM Update: Vos move could delay Walker signing budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wants to talk with Scott Walker about the veto promises he issued to...

Wisconsin would get additional money under new health care bill backed by Johnson

Wisconsin is one of the 15 states that would get additional money under a new health care bill that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson supports,...

Gronik’s campaign manager to leave her post at end of the month

Maura Tracy is leaving her post as Andy Gronik’s campaign manager at the end of the month, a spokesman confirmed. Brandon Weathersby said Tracy had...

DPI sends statewide education plan to the feds over some GOP protest

Dem guv candidate and state schools Superintendent Tony Evers chalked up Gov. Scott Walker’s refusal to sign onto his department’s statewide education plan as...

MON News Summary: Walker to sign Foxconn bill today; budget heads to Walker, Cap...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/mon-news-summary-walker-to-sign-foxconn-bill-today-budget-heads-to-walker-cap-times-idea-fest-coverage/ STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Local government - Cap times...

MON AM Update: Walker to sign Foxconn bill today; Walker releases list of 9...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker today will be at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant...

Walker promised to move up prevailing wage repeal, other vetoes

Gov. Scott Walker has promised to use his veto pen to immediately move up a repeal of the prevailing wage on state projects and...

FRI REPORT: Republicans working on veto assurances to secure final budget votes

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Republicans working on veto assurances to secure final votes...

Panelists mixed on Walker vulnerability, see Baldwin in strong position for 2018

Panelists at a WisPolitics.com luncheon at UW-Milwaukee on Thursday diverged on whether Gov. Scott Walker is vulnerable in 2018 but agreed U.S. Sen. Tammy...

Dane County families have concerns as DHS makes switch to long-term care programs

In February, the Dane County long-term care program that 41-year-old Sara Yochum has relied on since high school will be phased out. Sara, whose seizures...

Groups press Walker over potential veto of quarry regulation measure in state budget

Beyond the possibility of eliminating the quarry provisions in their entirety, some are warning Gov. Scott Walker would have the option to use his...

Republicans working on veto assurances to secure final votes for budget passage

Republicans this afternoon were working on a package of veto assurances to win the final votes needed in the state Senate to send the...

FRI News Summary: Foxconn bill heads to Walker; Senate plans budget vote; Ryan says...

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With Senate GOP holdouts, uncertainty ahead of planned budget vote

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is holding open the option of coming in over the weekend to take up the state budget if needed...

FRI AM Update: Senate scheduled for budget vote today; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state Senate is scheduled to come in this morning to vote...

THU PM Update: Senate GOP still short of votes needed to pass budget; Assembly...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is holding open the option of coming in over the weekend...

Group that helps Wisconsinites enroll in Healthcare.gov plans facing federal cuts

A key group that helps Wisconsinites enroll in Healthcare.gov plans says it can’t serve some central Wisconsin counties due to coming federal cuts. Covering Wisconsin...

Fields says he’s unlikely to challenge Hintz for minority leader

Dem state Rep. Jason Fields, who told WisPolitics.com he would consider a run for minority leader, said today he is unlikely to challenge Gordon...

THU News Summary: Assembly passes budget; Senate GOP budget holdouts; Gableman being vetted for...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** TODAY: How will Foxconn and the state budget affect Walker's re-election odds? Find out today when a WisPolitics.com panel...

WED PM Update: Assembly debates budget bill, rejects Dem amendments; Walker’s trade mission

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Republicans this afternoon were declining to make changes to the state budget to possibly win...

During trade mission, Walker cites ‘a lot of interest’ in Wis. following Foxconn announcement

Gov. Scott Walker today noted “a lot of interest” in Wisconsin during his trade trip so far relating to the Foxconn announcement, adding he’s...

Source: Gableman being vetted for possible job in Trump admin

State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is being vetted for a possible job in the Trump administration, a source confirmed today. The source said the...

Hintz unsure he has enough Dem support to be new minority leader

Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, said today he hopes he’s got enough support from his colleagues to be the new minority leader but that he...

WED News Summary: Assembly to take up state budget; Senate approves Foxconn bill

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Local government - Courts - Culture - Demographics - Education - Elections - Environment - Foxconn - Health care -...

WED AM Update: Cowles, Wirch break ranks as Senate approves Foxconn bill; Assembly to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement FRWD From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker is thanking the state Senate for passing the $3 billion Foxconn...

TUE PM Update: Senate debating Foxconn bill; Kenosha out of running for Foxconn plant

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald introduced an amendment to the Foxconn bill that would maintain the...

Dem Liegeois to challenge U.S. Rep. Gallagher next year

Democrat Beau Liegeois, who announced today he’ll challenge 8th CD freshman GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher next year, said the House’s “failure” on health care...

TUE News Summary: McCabe joins Dem guv field; Baldwin, Johnson on tax reform

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** How will Foxconn and the state budget affect Walker's re-election odds? Find out on Thursday when a WisPolitics.com panel...

TUE AM Update: Rep. Zamarripa to run for assistant minority leader; Brown Co. ADA...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa has told her Assembly Dem colleagues she plans to...

MON PM Update: Groups at odds over budget provision on short-term home rentals

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- A group that represents the tech company Airbnb says it's opposing a budget provision that would...

Liberal group touts new poll on refinancing student loans

The liberal One Wisconsin Institute today said a new poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and GOP lawmakers need to take action on a bill...

Dems question WEDC’s ability to oversee Foxconn deal following release of new analysis

Dems blasted the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation today following the release of a new analysis that they say calls into question WEDC’s ability to...

New state groundwater report classifies ‘effects of extreme weather’ as an emerging challenge

The “effects of extreme weather” are among the emerging challenges highlighted in a recent report on the state’s groundwater that was submitted to the...

MON News Summary: Wis. National Guard mobilized for Irma relief; possible Walker vetoes

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** How will Foxconn and the state budget affect Walker's re-election odds? Find out on Sept. 14 when a WisPolitics.com...

MON AM Update: 16th anniversary of 9/11; Walker on Japan, South Korea trade mission;...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Public officials will be at various events today commemorating the 16th anniversary...

FRI PM Update: Political Stock Report; Hintz running for Assembly Dem leader, others ponder...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers POLITICAL STOCK REPORT --A collection of insider opinion-- (Sep. 2 - Sep. 8, 2017) Rising Education: Gov. Scott Walker made K-12 education the...

State tax collections come in $14 million higher than originally expected

State tax collections in 2016-17 came in $14 million higher than had been expected in January, a bump of 0.1 percent, according to the...

Hintz running for Assembly Dem leader as others ponder bid

State Rep. Gordon Hintz today formally launched his bid for Assembly minority leader, saying he would work to contrast core Dem values “with a...
Budget BLOG

’16-17 tax collections come in 0.1 percent above January estimate

State tax collections in 2016-17 came in $14 million higher than had been expected in January, a bump of 0.1 percent, according to the...

FRI News Summary: Barca to resign as Assembly minority leader; Ryan on Trump’s deal...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** How will Foxconn and the state budget affect Walker's re-election odds? Find out on Sept. 14 when a WisPolitics.com...

FRI AM Update: Barca to resign as Assembly minority leader; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Rep. Christine Sinicki, D-Milwaukee, says a faction of "young legislators who have...

THU PM Update: Barca’s future in question as Dems meet in closed caucus, Vukmir...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Dems are meeting in closed caucus outside the Capitol this afternoon as speculation swirled about...

Senate committee OK’s bill overhauling state’s forfeiture laws

A Senate committee today approved a bill 3-2 overhauling the state’s forfeiture laws that would limit law enforcement’s ability to keep people’s property when...

Backers tout sulfide mining bill touted as economic development opportunity

A bill that would end the so-called sulfide mining moratorium was touted by backers today as an economic development opportunity for northern Wisconsin on...

Walker doesn’t expect major legislative changes to budget

Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t expect the Senate and Assembly to make any major changes to the budget, which the full Legislature will take up...

Assembly to take up budget Sept. 13, Foxconn Sept. 14

The Assembly will be on the floor Sept. 13 to take up the budget and Sept. 14 for the Foxconn bill, according to an...

THU News Summary: JFC finishes work on state budget; Vukmir enters U.S. Senate race

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** How will Foxconn and the state budget affect Walker's re-election odds? Find out on Sept. 14 when a WisPolitics.com...

Joint Finance Committee adopted motions

Following are a list of motions adopted by the Joint Finance Committee beginning May 1, and broken down by agency: Final Motion and Adoption of...

THU AM Update: JFC wraps up budget work; public hearing on mining bill today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Assembly is poised to take up the budget next week after...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves amended budget, sends to full Legislature

Republicans put the final touches on their version of the state budget late Tuesday, as the Joint Finance Committee added provisions that would repeal...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves wrap-up motion, moves onto final passage

The committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve the wrap-up motion that includes moving up a pay increase for state employees and requiring...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves GOP tax package

The committee approved the GOP tax package 12-3 along party lines. Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, was not in the room for the vote. JFC is now...
Budget BLOG

Wrap-up motion would require UW to monitor teaching workloads, move up state employee raises

The UW System Board of Regents would have to develop a plan to monitor teaching workloads of faculty and instructional staff under the wrap-up...
Budget BLOG

JFC Republicans propose AMT repeal, nixing series of Walker tax cuts

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee are proposing the elimination of the alternative minimum tax starting in 2019 while nixing a series of tax...

WED PM Update: JFC working through final votes on state budget; Walker seeking applicants...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee this afternoon was working through the final votes on the state budget,...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves exemption to personal property tax, new regs on short-term rentals

The committee approved 12-4 along party lines a motion that includes a new exemption to the personal property tax with a price tag of...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves changes to special needs scholarship

The Joint Finance Committee kicked of its final budget action Wednesday with a 12-4 party-line vote to revamp the special needs scholarship, which allows...

U.S. Sen. McCain, others file Supreme Court briefs on Wisconsin redistricting case

GOP U.S. Sen. John McCain and his Dem colleague Sheldon Whitehouse are among the more than two dozen parties who filed briefs this week...

JFC motion to dial back local governments’ regulations of quarries drawing fire

A motion that would dial back some local governments’ regulations of quarries where the material is mined for transportation projects is drawing fire from...

Critic says Milwaukee streetcar expansion would be harder under JFC transpo motion

Planned expansions of the Milwaukee streetcar would become much more difficult under the transportation motion that JFC signed off on last night, one critic...

WED News Summary: JFC approves transpo package, Foxconn bill; reaction to Trump’s DACA decision

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** September 14: Panel discussion on the state of politics and policy in DC and Wisconsin and how it will...

WED AM Update: JFC to continue budget work today after passing transpo package, Foxconn...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee plans to reconvene this morning to finish its...
Budget BLOG

GOP transpo motion approved 12-4, committee recesses until 11 a.m. Wednesday

The Joint Finance approved the GOP transportation motion 12-4 along party lines and then recessed until 11 a.m. Wednesday. It will then reconvene to take...
Budget BLOG

Dems rip GOP transpo motion, Republicans counter it’s progress on long-term problem

Joint Finance Dems torched the DOT’s transportation package Monday night, saying it was chockful of earmarks and falls well short of the long-term transportation...
Budget BLOG

GOP transpo plan calls for DOT job cuts, pre-empting local regs of quarries

The DOT would eliminate 200 jobs over the next two years, there would be a new fee on hybrid and electric cars, and many...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves GOP changes to Foxconn bill

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve a GOP amendment to the Foxconn bill that would overhaul the appeal process...

TUE PM Update: DOJ spent over $61K on promotional items since 2015; JFC considering...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- In addition to the challenge coins promoting the agency's "Kicking Ass Every Day" motto, Attorney General...

GOP wants appeals related to Foxconn plant to bypass appeals court, go straight to...

The state Supreme Court would take jurisdiction over any appeal of a circuit court decision relating to the Foxconn project under an amendment Joint...

Clarke to serve as pro-Trump PAC America First Action spox, senior adviser

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who abruptly resigned his office last week, will serve as a spokesman and senior adviser to the pro-Trump...

Emotional testimony in public hearing on bills to tighten penalties on drunken drivers

— A Senate committee this morning heard emotional testimony on a series of bills looking to tighten penalties on drunken drivers, as citizens and...

JFC co-chairs: Transpo package won’t enumerate I-94 east-west

The transportation package the Joint Finance Committee expects to take up today would not enumerate I-94 east-west or the north leg of the Zoo...

TUE News Summary: JFC to exec on state budget, Foxconn bill; Ryan on DACA

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/tue-news-summary-jfc-to-exec-on-state-budget-foxconn-bill-ryan-on-daca/ **************************************** September 14: Panel discussion on the state of politics and policy in...

TUE AM Update: JFC to exec on state budget, Foxconn bill; ‘UpFront’ recap

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee plans to vote today on both remaining provisions...

FRI REPORT: Sources: Transpo package could keep 39/90 on track, while delaying 94 east-west,...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Sources: Transpo package could keep 39/90 on track, while delaying...

Sources: Transpo package could keep 39/90 on track while delaying 94 east-west, north leg...

GOP legislative leaders were looking at a transportation package that would keep the I-39/90 expansion project moving forward, but not fund I-94 east-west or...

Mining bill could spur mineral exploration in Wis., draws ire of environmental groups

A GOP bill looking to end the so-called moratorium on sulfide mining in the state is just the opportunity many mining interests have been...

70,000 lost FoodShare benefits over work requirement, 18,000 in training program found jobs

More than 18,000 FoodShare recipients in a state work training program found a job two years after the state’s new work requirement took effect,...

FRI News Summary: Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke resigns; Foxconn; Ryan discusses opioid crisis

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary:https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/fri-news-summary-milwaukee-county-sheriff-resigns-foxconn-ryan-discusses-opioid-crisis/**************************************** Wed., Sept. 6: WisPolitics Insiders Breakfast Forum (WASHINGTON, D.C.)...

FRI AM Update: Clarke resignation; DOT to get additional $66.4 million in aid from...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said he will have an announcement about...
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