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FRI PM Update: Johnson says he hopes Trump’s Mexico tariff threat just a leverage...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said today he hopes President Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican...

FRI News Summary: Evers says he’ll continue push for more UW funding

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - White house - Federal government - Local government - Agribusiness - Civil liberties - Courts - Economy - Education - Elections - Energy - Environment - Foxconn - Law...

FRI AM Update: Dem town hall on health care today; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Tony Evers, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, and state Rep....

THU PM Update: Law enforcement coalition raises concern about hemp industry bill

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- A broad bipartisan coalition of lawmakers and activists today touted a measure that would encourage the...

THU News Summary: Sexual assault kit tests delayed hundreds of active cases

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation funding has become one of the key...

THU AM Update: DOJ report shows effort to clear sexual assault kit backlog delayed...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement University of Wisconsin-Madison From WisPolitics.com ... -- Efforts by the state crime lab to trim a backlog of untested...

WED PM Update: Lawmakers divided over bill to allow immediate tabulation of in-person absentee...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Lawmakers today sparred on a proposal to allow in-person absentee ballots to be tabulated immediately rather...

WED News Summary: JFC pares back Evers’ UW funding increase, extends tuition freeze

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation funding has become one of the key...

WED AM Update: Cross knocks GOP UW budget, Republicans scale back Evers’ DNR proposal

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement WHCA / WiCAL and LeadingAge Wisconsin From WisPolitics.com ... -- UW President Ray Cross slammed the GOP proposal to...

JFC nixes Evers’ call to create new bureau for DNR scientists

Joint Finance Committee Republicans rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call to create a new bureau to house the DNR’s scientists while approving two of the...

JFC cuts in half Evers funding increase for UW System

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted Tuesday to add another two years to the freeze on tuition for in-state undergraduates at the UW...

TUE PM Update: JFC debating UW budget, approves $38.4M boost for prosecutors, public defenders

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee late this afternoon was debating a GOP motion to add another two...

JFC approves $38.4 million boost for prosecutors, public defenders

The Joint Finance Committee approved $38.4 million in general purpose revenue to boost pay for prosecutors and public defenders while adding 26.5 positions in...

TUE News Summary: Kelly announces bid for full term on Supreme Court

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation funding has become one of the key...

TUE AM Update: Kelly kicks off bid for full term on Supreme Court; JFC...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- Conservative Justice Daniel Kelly officially kicked off his...

FRI REPORT: Ethics forms show leggies traveled to Poland, Taiwan as Vos topped colleagues...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the REPORT: https://www.wispolitics.com/2019/fri-report-ethics-forms-show-leggies-traveled-to-poland-taiwan-as-vos-topped-colleagues-for-costs/ TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Ethics forms show...

FRI News Summary: JFC passes GOP K-12 ed plan; Kaul says he would defend...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation...

FRI AM Update: Evers, Nygren talk education in radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement WHCA / WiCAL and LeadingAge Wisconsin From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Tony Evers used this week's Dem radio address...

JFC approves GOP education plan, Dems slam as inadequate

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee approved putting an additional $500 million into K-12 education over the next two years as Dems slammed the...

THU PM Update: JFC Republicans approve $500 million boost to K-12, Evers says plan...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee approved putting an additional $500 million into K-12 education over...

THU News Summary: GOP ed budget boost spending $500 million, falls $900 million short...

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Republicans reach deal on $500 million boost to K-12

GOP lawmakers have reached a deal to pump an additional $500 million into K-12 education, including a $97 million increase for special education. Both figures...

THU AM Update: JFC to take up K-12 funding after Assembly GOP proposes $500...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee will take up K-12...

WED PM Update: Fitz: Republicans headed similar direction on schools, Dems slam $500 million...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said Republicans are headed in a similar direction after his...

Assembly Republicans propose $500 million boost to K-12

Assembly Republicans today pledged to pump an additional $500 million into K-12 education, including the first increase in special education aid in more than...

Fitz, Vos still trying to determine ‘big number’ for K-12

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said that they were open to providing a boost for special education and...

WED News Summary: Evers to veto abortion package; JFC approves raises for prison guards,...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation...

WED AM Update: Assembly Republicans to talk education budget; DOJ reports on school safety...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Republicans set a news conference today on the education budget in advance...

TUE PM Update: Pocan pushes impeachment proceedings; JFC approves pay hikes for state workers,...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan today called on fellow members of Congress to open impeachment proceedings against...

TUE News Summary: Evers, GOP leaders continue to spar over working with women

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation...

JFC approves wage hikes for state employees, extra boost for prison guards

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on Tony Evers’ plan to give state and UW System employees raises of 2 percent in each of...

JFC reworks Evers tourism proposal

The Joint Finance Committee reworked Tony Evers’ proposal to promote tourism in Wisconsin, including paring back money designated for marketing. The centerpiece of Evers’ plan...

TUE AM Update: JFC to take up Corrections, Tourism

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee will convene today to consider Gov. Tony Evers'...

GOP leaders looking at splitting budget into two bills to get around Evers partial...

GOP legislative leaders are considering splitting the budget into two bills -- one that would outline spending and the other containing policy -- in...

MON PM Update: GOP leaders looking at splitting budget into two bills to get...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- GOP legislative leaders are considering splitting the budget into two bills -- one that would outline...

MON News Summary: Budget negotiations stall; Evers, Republicans spar over working with women

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation...

MON AM Update: Roundup from GOP state convention, Fitzgerald on ‘UpFront’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson pitched his vision for bringing a corporate structure to...

FRI PM Update: WEDC Board members visiting Foxconn site; Hagedorn to address GOP state...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Board members for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have begun visiting the Foxconn site in Mount...

FRI AM Update: Pence praises military members at Fort McCoy; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- Vice President Pence concluded his trip to Wisconsin with a visit to Fort...

THU PM Update: State sues Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic; JFC boosts tech college...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Flanked by lawmakers, law enforcement officials and advocates, AG Josh Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers announced...
Budget BLOG

JFC adds money to workforce development

The state would pump $12.5 million more into workforce development than what Gov. Tony Evers proposed under a motion the Joint Finance Committee approved...
Budget BLOG

JFC Republicans approve $25M tech college boost, Dems wanted more

The Joint Finance Committee approved a $25 million boost in state funding to the Wisconsin Technical College System -- more than Gov. Tony Evers...
Budget BLOG

JFC Republicans reject Evers proposal to increase grants for college students

Joint Finance Republicans rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals to increase need-based grants for students at Wisconsin’s colleges, universities and tech schools, opting instead to...
Budget BLOG

JFC Republicans nix Evers plans to ease property tax limits

The Joint Finance Committee rejected a string of steps Gov. Tony Evers wanted to take to ease property tax limits on counties and municipalities. But...

THU News Summary: State anticipates $753M more revenue than projected; Assembly passes abortion-related bills

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation funding has become one of the key...

THU AM Update: JFC executive session, Pence visit; DC Wrap

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee is meeting today to continue taking up agency...

WED PM Update: With $753 million boost to expected revenue, Evers, leggies propose options

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Flush with an unexpected boost of $753 million, Gov. Tony Evers today said he will use...

State expected to have additional $2.9 billion to spend after revenue projections tick up

The state is projected to have nearly $2.9 billion in additional money to spend over the next two years after the Legislative Fiscal Bureau...

WED News Summary: JFC passes Evers’ clean drinking water plan; Pence visit Thursday

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation funding has become one of the key...

WED AM Update: State Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in lame-duck lawsuit; Assembly,...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments...

TUE PM Update: Pence to visit Eau Claire, Ft. McCoy Thursday; JFC approves Evers’...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Vice President Pence will visit an industrial supplier and distributor in Eau Claire on Thursday to...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves Evers clean drinking water provisions, debates lead laterals

The committee voted unanimously to approve Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to pump more money into a program to provide clean drinking water. But the debate...
Budget BLOG

JFC pares back new positions, rejects $1 million for Census count

The Joint Finance Committee pared back some of the new positions Gov. Tony Evers had proposed and wiped out the $1 million he wanted...
Budget BLOG

JFC sets aside money for homeless initiatives

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to set aside funding for an initiative to address homelessness, but Republicans decided to hold back...

TUE News Summary: State GOP’s 2018 campaign postmortem; McGuire sworn in to 64th AD...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** June 13: WisPolitics.com luncheon: The future of transportation funding in Wisconsin Transportation funding has become one of the key...

TUE AM Update: JFC to take up Evers’ clean drinking water initiatives, several agencies’...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee will be back at it today with an agenda...

MON PM Update: State GOP postmortem says party relied too heavily on consultants, failed...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state GOP overpaid for services in 2018 and was overly reliant on consultants as it...

MON News Summary: WEDC audit finds gap between jobs pledged, produced; Wisconsin’s growing hemp...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - Federal government - Local government - Agribusiness - Banking and investment - Civil liberties - Culture - Economy - Education - Elections - Energy - Environment - Foxconn -...

MON AM Update: Bowen, Wikler to square off in state Dem Party chair’s race

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Rep. David Bowen and MoveOn.org senior adviser Ben Wikler were the...

FRI REPORT: State Patrol hours to protect Barnes skyrocket compared to Kleefisch

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report WisPolitics.com review: State Patrol hours to protect Barnes skyrocket compared...

FRI News Summary: GOP lawmakers begin process of rejecting Evers’ budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Local government - Agribusiness - Civil liberties - Courts - Culture - Demographics - Economy - Education - Energy - Environment - Health...

FRI AM Update: Elections Commission to certify 64th AD results; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Elections Commission this morning will certify the results of last month's special...

THU PM Update: Evers’ economic interest statement; JFC nixes Medicaid expansion, other pillars of...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- In the midst of a heated gubernatorial campaign, Tony Evers made virtually no changes to his...
Budget BLOG

JFC nixes state aid increase to munis after pulling Evers plan to relax property...

The Joint Finance Committee rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call to give municipalities a $15.1 million boost in state aid during the second year of...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves Evers mental health proposals, but with changes

The Joint Finance Committee largely backed a series of Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals to address treating those with mental health issues, but added several...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves pulling Medicaid expansion, other provisions from Evers budget

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted Thursday to wipe out some of the pillars of Dem Tony Evers’ budget, including an expansion of Medicaid,...

THU News Summary: JFC to take up motion stripping items from Evers’ budget; Klobuchar...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - Federal government - Local government - Agribusiness - Civil liberties - Economy - Education - Elections - Energy - Environment - Health care - Iowa - Law and...

THU AM Update: Klobuchar pledges to not leave the Midwest behind during Milwaukee town...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar pledged during a Fox News town hall to...

WED PM Update: Assembly GOP blasts Corrections program as ‘fundamentally unfair’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Republicans today took aim at Gov. Tony Evers and Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr...

WED News Summary: GOP defends abortion-related bills during hearing

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - State government - Federal government - Local government - Civil liberties - Culture - Demographics - Education - Elections - Environment - Foxconn - Health care - Law...

WED AM Update: Assembly plans to take up three abortion-related bills next week

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Women in Government From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Assembly is planning to take up three abortion-related bills when...

TUE PM Update: Committees hear testimony on several abortion-related bills

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Republicans today touted a slate of abortion-related bills they argued would boost transparency, bar discrimination, and...

TUE News Summary: General fund would see $1.4B less under JFC motion

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TUE AM Update: DOC’s Juvenile Grant Committee hears concerns about youth justice system

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- During a fractious meeting that spanned the better...

MON PM Update: General fund would see $1.4B less under JFC motion

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The first motion the Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Thursday would result in the...
Budget BLOG

General fund would see $1.4B less under JFC motion

The first motion the Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Thursday would result in the general fund seeing $1.4 billion less over the...

Darling won’t be at Thursday JFC hearing following fall in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, won’t be at Thursday’s Joint Finance hearing on doctor’s orders following a fall last week during a fundraising trip...

MON News Summary: Johnson ‘last man standing’ to lead WisGOP

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2019/mon-news-summary-johnson-last-man-standing-to-lead-wisgop/ **************************************** Tomorrow: WisPolitics.com Luncheon: WI's role in the Presidential Race Join WisPolitics.com for...

MON AM Update: Hintz, Thiesfeldt debate vaccine waiver bill on ‘UpFront’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, said his bill to repeal the personal...

FRI REPORT: Sanders tops Dem prez field in Wisconsin donations

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Sanders tops Dem prez field in Wisconsin donations Profile: Department of...

FRI News Summary: Evers ‘not giving up’ Medicaid expansion, meets with Foxconn’s Gou

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Tuesday, May 7: WisPolitics.com Luncheon: WI's Role in the Presidential Race Join WisPolitics.com for lunch at The Madison Club,...

FRI AM Update: Foxconn says it will continue to work ‘collaboratively and productively’ with...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- Foxconn says it will continue to work "collaboratively...

THU PM Update: Evers not giving up on Medicaid proposal, Vos fires back guv...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Tony Evers said today he's not giving up on his proposal to expand Medicaid despite...

THU News Summary: Evers signs bill naming I-41 interchange after Ellis; JFC to kill...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Local government - Agribusiness - Banking and investment -...

THU AM Update: Evers appeals to public after JFC moves to reject Medicaid expansion

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- With GOP lawmakers now formally taking steps to squash his proposal to expand...

WED PM Update: JFC to kill Evers’ Medicaid expansion plan, pot proposal in first...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee's first actions on Gov. Tony Evers' budget May 9 will be to...

JFC to kill Evers’ Medicaid expansion plan, pot proposal in first actions

The Joint Finance Committee’s first actions on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget May 9 will be to pull out a host of his priorities, from...

WED News Summary: Evers signs first bill into law; Supreme Court restores 82 Walker...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Local government - Agribusiness - Banking and investment -...

WED AM Update: Supreme Court orders restoration of 82 lame-duck appointments Evers sought to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- A split state Supreme Court has ordered the immediate restoration of 82...