Budget

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UW System accounts for nearly two-thirds of Evers’ 5 percent GPR reduction

-- The UW System will account for nearly two-thirds of Gov. Tony Evers’ $70 million reduction in general purpose operations. That amounts to about $45.8...
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Cross proposes campus cuts, consolidation of administrative services to deal with COVID-19 challenges

UW System President Ray Cross is recommending campuses cut programs and consolidate administration to survive the “unprecedented challenges” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cross also told...
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LFB: Tax collections down significantly in April from COVID-19, general fund ‘undoubtedly’ will take...

State tax collections dropped significantly in April as Wisconsin felt the impact of COVID-19, which will “undoubtedly decrease’’ previous projections the general fund would...
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Evers cutting agency budgets to deal with revenue loss from COVID-19

The Evers administration is immediately cutting executive branch agency budgets 5 percent in the current fiscal year to help deal with the looming state...

Evers to Trump: Wisconsin faces more than $2B revenue loss due to COVID-19

Gov. Tony Evers told the White House his administration estimates state revenues will drop more than $2 billion over the next year in the...

COVID-19 bill would allow JFC to transfer up to $75 million from sum sufficient...

The Joint Finance Committee would be able to transfer up to $75 million from sum sufficient appropriations during the current public health emergency under...
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UW System bracing for losses due to COVID-19, Madison to be hardest hit

The Madison campus is set to take a bigger financial hit from COVID-19 than the rest of the UW System combined. Robert Cramer, UW System...

Evers, GOP leaders grapple over response to COVID-19 pandemic

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders have been trading ideas -- and barbs -- about the appropriate state response to the coronavirus...

Evers vetoes GOP tax, debt plan, calls for compromise

Gov. Tony Evers today vetoed a GOP plan to cut taxes and reduce state debt, knocking Republicans for failing to embrace his proposal to...

Budget committee approves ag bills

The Joint Finance Committee on Monday unanimously backed a series of bills to help the state’s struggling ag industry. The six bills were a combination...

JFC approves GOP tax package

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines Monday to sign off on a $392.4 million package that would cut income taxes, provide local...
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JFC approves plan for county-run youth lockups, rejects plan for state-run facilities

The Joint Finance Committee today signed off on the Evers administration’s plan to fund the county-run facilities that represent one piece of a three-pronged...

Evers calls special session to put $250 million more into education

Gov. Tony Evers today announced he’s calling a special session of the Legislature to put nearly $250 million of an anticipated surplus toward education...

LFB: State to take in $818 million more in taxes through mid-2021

The state is now expected to take in an additional $818.2 million through mid-2021 than previously projected, driven largely by strong corporate tax collections,...

JFC approves two new positions, but cuts two as well

The Joint Finance Committee approved the creation of two new positions in the Evers administration, but added a requirement that two vacant positions be...
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