Budget

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Criminal justice interests band together to push $70 million budget package

Criminal justice interests are banding together for the first time to push a $70 million package that would add assistant DAs, create new positions...
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Darling re-appointed JFC chair

Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, has been re-appointed co-chair of Joint Finance, tying her for the most terms leading the powerful budget committee. Darling has...
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DOT projects slight dip in spending in next biennium, gas tax collections to drop

The state Department of Transportation is projecting a dip in spending of $76.7 million over the next two years, a decrease of about 1.3...
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Fitzgerald adds LeMahieu to Finance, brings back other returning members

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, today appointed Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, to the Joint Finance Committee. He replaces outgoing Sen. Leah Vukmir, who left...
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JFC approves Evers transition budget

The Joint Finance Committee today quickly approved Tony Evers' request for $94,600 to fund his transition team. The proposal was introduced and adopted by unanimous...
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Republicans tout Kimberly-Clark bill as Dems counter incentives are too large

Republican backers of a bill to provide tax incentives to Kimberly-Clark say the package is the last chance to save hundreds of union jobs...
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Shilling re-appoints Erpenbach, Johnson to Joint Finance

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling today re-appointed fellow Dems Jon Erpenbach and LaTonya Johnson to the Joint Finance Committee. Erpenbach, D-Middleton, was first elected to...
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Top Kimberly-Clark exec says he’s not aware of offers from Arkansas to keep plant...

A top Kimberly-Clark official says he has “no interest in a bidding war” between Wisconsin and Arkansas over keeping a plant open in their...

Vos adds Katsma, Zimmerman to Assembly GOP JFC team

Speaker Robin Vos today added Reps. Terry Katsma, of Oostburg, and Shannon Zimmerman, of River Falls, to the Assembly GOP Joint Finance team. The two...

Vos re-appoints Nygren as JFC co-chair

Speaker Robin Vos has reappointed Rep. John Nygren co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee. Nygren, R-Marinette, has served as co-chair of the powerful budget committee...

Walker administration projects $2.1 billion in new GPR through mid-2021

The outgoing Walker administration delivered Gov.-elect Tony Evers a dose of good news for his first budget with the state expected to have new...

Walker urges passage of Kimberly-Clark bill by the end of November

Gov. Scott Walker made a pitch to pass an incentive bill to keep a Kimberly-Clark plant open in Wisconsin as part of his first...
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