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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...

FRI REPORT: Vos: Medical marijuana could return as Assembly bill

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Vos: Medical marijuana could return as Assembly bill ...

FRI News Summary: U.S. Supreme Court gerrymandering, drunken driving decisions have Wisconsin impacts

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FRI AM Update: Committee approves Baldwin legislation on drug pricing; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- A drug-pricing transparency bill championed by U.S. Sen....
Budget BLOG

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,...

THU PM Update: Evers calls for lawmakers to send him the budget; reaction to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader...

THU News Summary: Senate passes budget; SCOTUS rules federal courts can’t resolve partisan gerrymandering...

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THU AM Update: GOP budget includes provision removing three-year limit on certain wholesale electricity...

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WED PM Update: Senate approves budget 17-16; Johnson calls for action on migrant crisis...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Republicans today put the finishing touches on the GOP's $81.7 billion version of the state...

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...

WED News Summary: Senate set for budget vote today after Assembly passage; Hogan to...

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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...

WED AM Update: Senate to take up budget today following Assembly passage

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- It's onto the state Senate for the state budget after the Assembly...

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...

TUE PM Update: Hogan planning to leave WEDC in fall; Assembly debating budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- WEDC CEO Mark Hogan today said he will step down from his role in the coming...

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...

TUE News Summary: Supreme Court rules DPI must seek administrative rules approval

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TUE AM Update: Supreme Court reverses course, finds DPI subject to GOP laws on...

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MON PM Update: Jacque says he’s received assurances on DA positions, prosecutor pay to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- GOP state Sen. Andre Jacque said he's received assurances from legislative leaders a coming budget amendment...

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...

MON AM Update: LFB identifies just seven policy provisions in budget that passed JFC

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Legislative Fiscal Bureau identified just seven policy...

FRI PM Update: Evers vetoes four abortion-related bills; three lame-duck suits remain after Supreme...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Tony Evers as expected today vetoed four abortion-related bills, citing his objection to "political interference...

FRI News Summary: Supreme Court upholds lame-duck laws; Assembly approves increased drunken driving penalties

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FRI AM Update: Divided Supreme Court sides with GOP lawmakers in lame-duck lawsuit

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement University of Wisconsin-Madison From WisPolitics.com ... -- A split state Supreme Court today upheld the Legislature's power to meet...

THU PM Update: Vos says GOP lawmakers not looking to make ‘dramatic changes’ to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said Republicans aren't looking to make "dramatic changes" to the JFC's...
Budget BLOG

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...

THU AM Update: Assembly floor session today; WRTL to hold Capitol rally

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Assembly is scheduled to return to the...

WED News Summary: Property taxes under Evers’, GOP plans the same; Assembly approves step...

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Budget BLOG

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...

WED PM Update: Petersen praises UW officials, faculty for making case to JFC to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Newly elected UW Board of Regents President Drew Petersen gave credit to the system's chancellors, provosts and...

WED AM Update: Abrahamson tribute; Assembly GOP to meet on state budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice...

TUE PM Update: LFB: Property tax increases would be the same under JFC, Evers...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Property taxes on a median-valued home would go up the same amount under the GOP's budget plan...
Budget BLOG

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’...

TUE News Summary: Evers skeptical of GOP’s transportation budget, not tipping hand on potential...

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TUE AM Update: Assembly floor session today; Senate committee to exec on changes to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Assembly is scheduled to today take up a bill that would...

MON PM Update: Evers says he’s waiting for final version of budget before determining...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Tony Evers today said he will not make a decision on how to use his...

MON News Summary: State budget updates; Great Lakes leaders set up meeting on Asian...

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MON AM Update: Vos on ‘UpFront’ says he’s confident JFC’s budget will pass Assembly

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement University of Wisconsin-Madison From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he's confident the budget that came out...

FRI REPORT: GOP legislators rack up $1.5M in legal bills in first five months...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report GOP legislators rack up $1.5M in legal bills in...

FRI News Summary: JFC wraps up work on state budget

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FRI AM Update: Summit with Great Lakes, St. Lawrence leaders kicks off today in...

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THU PM Update: Fitzgerald to begin meeting with caucus Tuesday on budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- With the Joint Finance Committee finishing its work on the budget today, Senate Majority Leader Scott...

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...

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...

THU News Summary: Evers weighing options on budget; lawmakers seek to delay youth prison...

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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...

THU AM Update: JFC to consider income tax cut; Evers signs executive order on...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement WHCA / WiCAL and LeadingAge Wisconsin From WisPolitics.com ... -- Joint Finance is set today to take up a...

WED PM Update: Lawmakers urge passage of bill to modify juvenile justice reform package

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers today urged a joint panel on criminal justice to quickly approve...

WED News Summary: Supreme Court reinstates most lame-duck laws; JFC approves $1.9B capital budget

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WED AM Update: JFC approves nearly $1.9B capital budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee approved a nearly $1.9 billion...

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 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...
Budget BLOG

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...

TUE PM Update: JFC to shift votes on taxes to Thursday; Kaul joins lawsuit...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee gaveled in shortly after 4 p.m. today, but won't take up taxes...

TUE News Summary: GOP eyes $400M middle-class tax cut; judge approves Foxconn water diversion

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TUE AM Update: JFC to take up taxes, capital budget today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee kicks off its final sprint with an agenda today...

MON PM Update: Fitzgerald says Senate GOP eyeing $400M middle-class tax cut

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said today cutting taxes for the middle class continues to be a...

MON News Summary: State budget update; LGBTQ flag flies over state Capitol

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MON AM Update: Conservative groups warn lawmakers against adding new wedding barn regulations to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- A coalition of conservative groups is warning lawmakers against trying to add...

FRI REPORT: Budget watchers see options, challenges for JFC with final votes on tap...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Budget watchers see options, challenges for JFC with final...

FRI News Summary: JFC approves registration, title fee increase

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FRI AM Update: JFC approves boost to transportation, DOJ; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities From WisPolitics.com ... -- Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee last night...

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 $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 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 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...

THU PM Update: JFC Republicans unveil $483.7 million transportation package

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- JFC Republicans are proposing increases in the registration and title transfer fees as part of a...

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...

THU News Summary: Senate sends ‘born alive’ bill to Evers’ desk

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THU AM Update: JFC to take up transportation budget; UW regents meet today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Edge Messaging From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee is scheduled to take up transportation funding and taxes...

WED PM Update: Fitzgerald backs registration, title fee increase; Senate approves four abortion-related bills

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald told reporters today that Senate Republicans are looking at a $10...

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...

WED AM Update: Sources: Senate Republicans to announce a more than $130M local road...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- A group of Senate Republicans today will announce plans to pump more...

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 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...

TUE PM Update: JFC Republicans working on deal to fund DHS, DCF; Cross presses...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee was in a holding pattern late this afternoon as GOP members tried...

TUE News Summary: Evers announces plan to increase Medicaid enrollment

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TUE AM Update: JFC to take up Medicaid budget today

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MON PM Update: Evers announces partnership to boost Medicaid enrollment

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- With Republicans rejecting his call to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, Gov. Tony Evers today announced a...

MON News Summary: Dem Party state convention coverage; Fitzgerald says GOP not considering gas...

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MON AM Update: Wikler elected Dem Party chair at state convention; Baldwin on ‘UpFront’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement WHCA / WiCAL and LeadingAge Wisconsin From WisPolitics.com ... -- New Dem Party Chair Ben Wikler says his first...