Budget

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Assembly Republicans approve $81.7 billion budget as Dems slam ‘missed opportunities’

Assembly Republicans on Tuesday approved a $500 million boost for K-12 education over the next two years -- about a third of what Tony...
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Craig becomes second GOP senator planning to reject budget

Sen. David Craig today announced that he will vote against the budget crafted by the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee. The Big Bend Republican broke the...
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Evers calls for lawmakers to send him budget; Republicans warn against full veto

An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the "worst thing, I think,...

GOP budget amendment proposes more money for DAs, towns

Assembly Republicans are proposing an amendment to the budget that would add more assistant DA positions, allow car manufacturer Tesla to sell directly to...
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GOP JFC nixes Evers’ CAFO fee hike

The Joint Finance Committee voted to nix fee hikes Gov. Tony Evers proposed for those who operate large animal farms, pare back the additional...

Jacque says he’s received assurances on DA positions, prosecutor pay to secure his budget...

GOP state Sen. Andre Jacque said he’s received assurances from legislative leaders a coming budget amendment will add more assistant DA positions and an...

JFC approves $1.9 billion capital budget, $600 million less than Evers proposed

The Joint Finance Committee approved a nearly $1.9 billion capital budget Tuesday, paring back nearly $600 million that Gov. Tony Evers originally wanted to...

JFC approves $10.1 million GPR boost for DOJ, but pares back Evers proposal, Legal...

The Joint Finance Committee approved a $10.1 million GPR boost to the Department of Justice that would include providing assistant attorneys general raises of...

JFC approves $72.7 million GPR for reinsurance program, but rejects more positions

The Joint Finance Committee approved putting $72.3 million in general purpose revenue into a plan former Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans devised to help...

JFC approves adding GOP tax plan to budget

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today added a package to the budget that would produce a net reduction in taxes of $378.6 million, including...

JFC approves boost for DCF, including child care reimbursements

The Joint Finance Committee approved 11-4 along party lines boosting programs in the Department of Children and Families by $125.5 million in all funds...

JFC approves GOP Medicaid plans, bickers over guv’s expansion proposal

The Joint Finance Committee approved a plan to pump $588.2 million in general purpose revenue into the Medicaid program, pushing up reimbursement rates for...

JFC approves GOP transportation plan

Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee approved jacking up fees and eliminating breaks for retailers to help pump $483.7 million of new revenue into...

JFC approves Stewardship Fund extension

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on extending the Stewardship Fund another two years through mid-2022, embracing Gov. Tony Evers’ original request for the...

JFC Republicans add earmarks to WEDC, reject Dem accountability motion

JFC Republicans added two earmarks to WEDC grant programs, but rejected a call from Dem committee members to require an annual report on grant...

JFC Republicans plan to vote on $500 million in tax cuts

The Joint Finance Committee today plans to vote on more than $500 in tax cuts between a package Republicans plan to add to the...

JFC Republicans unveil $483.7 million transportation package

JFC Republicans are proposing increases in the registration and title transfer fees as part of a $483.7 million transportation package they plan to take...

JFC unanimously backs using increased sales tax collections to reduce income taxes

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a plan to use additional revenue from online sales to reduce income taxes by another $136.1 million in...

Kapenga says he’ll support budget, defends Tesla provision

GOP state Sen. Chris Kapenga said today he will vote for the budget when it comes to the Senate floor. He also pushed back on...
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LFB: Property tax increases would be the same under JFC, Evers budgets

Property taxes on a median-value home would go up the same amount under the GOP’s budget plan as they would under Gov. Tony Evers’...
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Nass says he’s a “no” on JFC budget

Whitewater Republican Sen. Steve Nass today publicly announced he will vote against the budget approved by the GOP-led Joint Finance Committee last week. “I...

Senate puts final touches on GOP budget after rejecting Dem amendments

Senate Republicans today put the finishing touches on the GOP’s $81.7 billion version of the state budget after turning back a series of Dem...

Senate Republicans pitch $133.6 million plan for county, town roads

Counties and towns would see a one-time boost of state aid for road work under a $133.6 million package 10 Senate Republicans released Wednesday. The...

Vos: Medical marijuana could return as Assembly bill

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said he wants the Assembly to look at legislation that would legalize medical marijuana when the body returns from...