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JFC approves changes to guv’s rural economic development fund

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to change the guv’s rural economic development fund program to target some of the money to local...
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JFC approves three bills, including incentives for high schools training firefighters, medical responders

The committee voted 16-0 Tuesday to approve requiring DWD to approve an incentive grant program for school districts that create programs to train individuals...
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JFC approves more money for child care subsidies

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an additional $8 million in 2018-19 to increase child care subsidies under the Wisconsin Shares...
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JFC makes changes to guv’s reinsurance program

The Joint Finance Committee voted 13-3 Tuesday to change the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance program in the federal marketplace under the Affordable...
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Lead Assembly author on guv’s rural development fund proposes changes

GOP Rep. Travis Tranel, the lead author of legislation to create a $50 million rural economic development fund that Gov. Scott Walker wants, pitched...
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Groups representing hospitals, docs, insurers back guv’s reinsurance plan, Dems raise questions

Groups representing Wisconsin’s hospitals, doctors and insurers today backed the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance plan for the individual market under the Affordable...
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JFC approves sparsity aid boost, allowing low-spending schools to collect more in property taxes

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved a plan to boost state aid for small, rural school by $6.5 million and allow low-spending districts to...
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JFC approves Walker bill to make monthly EITC payments, Dems object

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 to approve two of the guv’s welfare bills, including one that would create a pilot program to send...
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Bill aimed at attracting workers to the state clears Joint Finance along party-lines

A bill that would spend $6.8 million on an effort to attract workers to Wisconsin cleared the Joint Finance Committee on a 11-3 party-line...
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JFC votes to up amount of credits under historic rehabilitation program

Joint Finance Committee members voted 14-1 to boost the historic rehabilitation credit to $3.5 million per project starting July 1, instead of $500,000. Only Sen....
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Bill to boost sparsity aid gets strong support from school officials

School officials lined up in support of a bill to boost sparsity aid and raise low-revenue caps, saying the changes would help them recruit...
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JFC co-chairs looking at changes to guv’s $100 per-child credit, but offer no details

The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee said today they’re considering changes to the guv’s proposal to create a new tax credit of $100...
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LFB ups projected ending balance for 2017-19 budget b y $137.5 million

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau today upped its projected ending balance for the 2017-19 budget by $137.5 million with revenue projections for the two-year period...
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Fitzgerald appoints Stroebel to Joint Finance

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald today appointed Sen. Duey Stroebel to the Joint Finance Committee. The Saukville Republican, who was elected to the Senate in...

Hintz appoints Taylor to Joint Finance Committee

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz is appointing Rep. Chris Taylor to his spot on the Joint Finance Committee. Taylor, D-Madison, was a member of the...
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