Budget

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Ahead of formal rollout, questions remain about Evers budget

Gov. Tony Evers has so far pledged his budget would increase state funding for K-12 schools in the neighborhood of $1.4 billion, legalize medical...
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Dems, Evers release details of middle-class tax cut plan

Dem lawmakers, with the backing of Gov. Tony Evers, today unveiled an $892.3 million tax cut targeting middle-class earners that would cap a credit...

Evers budget to include new redistricting proposal, grants to aid Native American college students

Gov. Tony Evers Tuesday announced his budget will propose creating a nonpartisan commission to draw the next round of legislative and congressional boundaries, as...

Evers calls for freeze on choice enrollment, advocate calls plan unworkable

Gov. Tony Evers is calling for a freeze on the number of slots available in the state’s school choice program, a plan one choice...

Evers proposes $150 million boost to UW, allowing undocumented residents to pay in-state tuition

Gov. Tony Evers is proposing a $150 million boost to the UW System in his upcoming budget, which will also call for allowing undocumented...

Evers says budget will include steps toward minimum wage increase, restore DNR scientists

Gov. Tony Evers says his budget will include steps toward increasing the minimum wage and the restoration of some science positions at the Department...

Evers to call in budget for illegal immigrants to have access to driver’s licenses

Gov. Tony Evers will propose in his budget allowing those who are undocumented and in Wisconsin to be eligible for driver’s licenses and ID...

Evers vetoes GOP middle-class tax cut

Gov. Tony Evers today vetoed a GOP bill to cut income taxes for the middle class, saying Republicans failed to provide a way to...

Evers’ budget to push for more accountability, transparency in WEDC

Gov. Tony Evers’ new budget will include a proposal to prevent businesses from getting loans, grants or tax credits from the state jobs board...

Evers’ budget to use estimated $320M from expanding Medicaid to boost Wisconsinites’ ‘health and...

Gov. Tony Evers’ today pledged to use the $320 million in state money he expects to save by expanding Medicaid “to improve the health...
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GOP lawmakers dismiss Evers budget as appeal to liberal supporters, Dems defend plan

The Legislature’s top Republicans say they’re planning to leave Gov. Tony Evers’ budget by the wayside and start from current law in building their...
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JFC approves GOP middle-class tax cut along party lines

The Joint Finance Committee approved along party lines the GOP’s version of a middle-class tax cut as Dems complained Republicans were forging ahead without...
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JFC approves one-time money for disaster assistance, flood clean-up costs

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to give the Department of Military Affairs for a one-time supplement of $2 million to provide disaster...

Republicans knock Evers’ plan to lift deadline for closing Lincoln Hills

Two key Republicans working on legislation to delay the closure of Lincoln Hills said Wednesday it is unacceptable for Gov. Tony Evers to propose...

Vos says it’s ‘too early to tell’ if Legislature will try to override Evers’...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says it's "too early to tell" if the Legislature will attempt to override Gov. Tony Evers' veto of the GOP...