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Corrections Sec. Carr ‘can’t guarantee’ salary increase will attract new prison guards

Joint Finance Committee members quizzed Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr on staffing issues at correctional facilities across the state. Members highlighted a number of conditions that...

DHS Sec. Palm defends Medicaid expansion

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today grilled Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm on the plan to accept the federal Medicaid expansion, a proposal...

DNR secretary takes questions on CWD, clean water

DNR Secretary Preston Cole defended the guv’s decision not to include any new money in the budget to combat chronic wasting disease in the...

DWD’s Frostman defends Evers’ plan to up the minimum wage amidst questioning from JFC...

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today expressed concern that Gov. Tony Evers’ Workforce Development budget proposals “really missed the mark.” The guv’s plan to...

GOP JFC members pepper DPI superintendent with questions

Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday peppered DPI Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor with questions about the guv’s education proposal, questioning if...

JFC hears from public on Medicaid expansion, special ed, gas tax during Janesville hearing

Hundreds of Wisconsinites gathered in Janesville to highlight their support of various budget provisions ranging from accepting the Medicaid expansion to upping the special...

JFC members lay down early markers in coming budget battle

Members of the Joint Finance Committee drew early battle lines Wednesday as they kicked off the first agency briefings of Gov. Tony Evers’ $84...

JFC targeting May 9 for first budget votes

The Joint Finance Committee plans to begin voting next week on the 2019-21 state budget, according to the office of Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River...

LFB: Evers budget would result in $2 billion structural deficit for 2021-23

The state would face a structural deficit of nearly $2 billion heading into the 2021-23 budget under Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal for the 2019-21...

LFB: Property taxes to increase under Evers’ budget

The property taxes on the mythical median-valued Wisconsin home would go up $56 in the first year of Gov. Tony Evers' budget and $48...

Thompson fields questions on gas tax hike, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

GOP members of the Joint Finance Committee voiced concerns to Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson about Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to reinstate the prevailing wage...
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WEDC’s Hogan touts man and ag tax credit before Senate panel

WEDC CEO Mark Hogan today stressed the importance of the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit and continuing the repeal of prevailing wage, measures that...