Budget

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JFC members debate Medicaid, Evers vetoes in moving $2 million to cover DHS shortfall

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved moving $2 million in the Department of Health Services’ budget to cover a shortfall at the state’s two...

JFC approves moving unused ‘fast forward’ funds to youth apprenticeship grants

The Joint Finance Committee approved transferring $3 million in unused funds from the state’s “fast forward” workforce training program to help pay for youth...

LFB: State faces $1.4 billion structural deficit to start 2021-23 budget

The state faces a structural deficit of nearly $1.4 billion heading into the 2021-23 biennium following Gov. Tony Evers’ actions on the new budget,...
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Evers pumps more money into K-12 through partial vetoes as he signs budget

Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $87 million more into per-pupil...

LRB: Wisconsin guvs have issued an average of 137 partial vetoes to budget bills

Wisconsin governors have issued on average 137 partial vetoes to the budget bills that have reached their desk over the last 30 years, according...

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...
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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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’...