With first votes Thursday, JFC ready to pull nearly 400 items from Evers’ budget

The Joint Finance Committee will take its first votes on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget Thursday with a plan to strip out his calls to expand Medicaid, legalize marijuana, plus allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver licenses and pay in-state tuition at Wisconsin colleges and universities.
Many of the Evers-backed provisions that will be targeted in the first motion would repeal policies Republicans put in place under then-GOP Gov. Scott Walker. They include the governor’s calls to: restore collective bargaining powers for most public employees; bring back the prevailing wage on public works projec...

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