JFC to work off base for transportation, removes 83 non-fiscal items from budget

Joint Finance will work off the guv’s budget as it begins making changes except for the Department of Transportation, where the committee will use current law as its starting point, according to a memo distributed today.
The decision ends weeks of speculation over whether the committee would ignore Gov. Scott Walker’s proposals on items like K-12 education and moving to a self-insurance model for state employees and instead use the base budget as its starting point.
It also, observers say, bolsters the likelihood that Walker’s proposal to pump $649 million in additional state aid into K-12 sch...

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