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Evers signs budget, OKs $2 billion income tax cut, nixes withholding changes, rainy day...

Gov. Tony Evers OK’d a more than $2 billion income tax cut that reduces one of Wisconsin’s three brackets as he largely signed off...
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LFB: State would miss $2.2 billion in K-12 aid if full budget vetoed

Wisconsin wouldn't qualify for some $2.2 billion in federal aid for K-12 education if Gov. Tony Evers vetoed the GOP-authored budget in full and...
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Assembly Republicans shoot down Dem budget amendment to expand Medicaid

The state Assembly this afternoon kicked off debate on the state budget by shooting down a Dem amendment to expand Medicaid under the Affordable...
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LFB analysis: Median-valued home would see lower tax bill under JFC’s budget compared to...

The owner of a mythical median-valued home in Wisconsin would see a smaller property tax bill under the version of the budget the Joint...
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State would face $286M structural deficit for next biennium under JFC budget

The state would face a structural deficit of $286 million for the next biennium under the budget the Joint Finance Committee approved, according to...
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LFB analysis finds JFC’s budget spends $3.7B less than Evers’ version

The Joint Finance Committee's version of the budget would spend $3.7 billion less in all funds than what Gov. Tony Evers proposed while approving...
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Joint Finance approves budget after adding $3.4 billion tax cut

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines Thursday to approve a state budget after adding a $3.4 billion tax cut. But more than $200...
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Budget committee approves money for state employee raises, boost for some prison guards

The Joint Finance Committee approved a package Thursday that would provide the funding for state employees to get raises of 2 percent in each...
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JFC Republicans propose $3.4B tax cut

The $3.4 billion tax package the Joint Finance Committee plans to take up later today would put more into K-12 education and tech colleges...
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Joint Finance approves borrowing $125 million to pay for broadband expansion

Wisconsin would put another $129 million in state money into efforts to expand broadband under a motion the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved Tuesday. Of...
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Republicans on budget committee approve more money for nursing homes, hospitals as Dems say...

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to pump $748.5 million in general purpose revenue into Medicaid and other health programs, matching...
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Joint Finance approves four-year extension of stewardship; guv wanted 10 years

The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program would be renewed for four years with $32 million annually for preservation and outdoor recreation programs under a motion the...
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Budget committee puts $34.4 million more into corrections as Dems decry lack of reforms

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines this afternoon to put an additional $34.4 million into the Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice,...
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Budget committee to take up taxes, state employee raises June 17

The Joint Finance Committee is looking to round out its work on the state budget June 17 with an agenda that includes general fund...
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Budget committee approves boost in transportation spending, while reducing borrowing, cutting state transit aid

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines Tuesday night to increase transportation spending by $357.3 million over current law and use more general...
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