WED PM Update: GOP COVID-19 package would allow JFC to cut state spending, nix planned pay raises

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-- GOP lawmakers want to give the Legislature's budget committee sweeping powers to cut state spending and nix planned pay raíses for state employees as part of their counteroffer to Gov. Tony Evers in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Evers has advanced two bills that would spend some $1.1 billion in general purpose revenue combined, an overview of the Republican bill includes no new GPR.
It also doesn't include a provision Evers sought in his legislation to indefinitely extend the public health emergency until revoke...

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