Joint Finance redirects some opioid settlement funds to law enforcement

The Joint Finance Committee voted today to redirect $3 million to law enforcement that the state is receiving from a multi-million-dollar opioid settlement. The GOP-run committee today approved changes to how the Department of Health Services had originally proposed to

Evers to direct additional $90M in federal COVID funds for K-12

Gov. Tony Evers today announced he’s putting another $90 million of federal COVID-19 funds into K-12 education with a portion of the new money dedicated to mental health services. Districts will have until the end of calendar year 2026 to

JFC approves reallocating bonding for county-run youth facilities

The Joint Finance Committee Tuesday approved redirecting more than $21 million in bonding to offset rising costs for Milwaukee and Racine counties as they build new facilities for young offenders. Meanwhile, one committee member warned inflation will likely raise the

Tax collections running ahead of expectations

Tax collections for the fiscal year that ends this month are running ahead of projections, putting the state in line for another boost to the general fund. The Department of Revenue last week reported general fund tax collections through the

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