Budget

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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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Walker’s vetoes nix low-spending school plan

Gov. Scott Walker today announced 99 vetoes, including a plan lawmakers inserted in the budget to boost low-spending school districts. The provision would have adjusted...

With Senate GOP holdouts, uncertainty ahead of planned budget vote

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is holding open the option of coming in over the weekend to take up the state budget if needed...
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’16-17 tax collections come in 0.1 percent above January estimate

State tax collections in 2016-17 came in $14 million higher than had been expected in January, a bump of 0.1 percent, according to the...

Assembly to take up budget Sept. 13, Foxconn Sept. 14

The Assembly will be on the floor Sept. 13 to take up the budget and Sept. 14 for the Foxconn bill, according to an...

Joint Finance Committee adopted motions

Following are a list of motions adopted by the Joint Finance Committee beginning May 1, and broken down by agency: Final Motion and Adoption of...
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JFC approves amended budget, sends to full Legislature

Republicans put the final touches on their version of the state budget late Tuesday, as the Joint Finance Committee added provisions that would repeal...
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JFC approves wrap-up motion, moves onto final passage

The committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve the wrap-up motion that includes moving up a pay increase for state employees and requiring...
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JFC approves GOP tax package

The committee approved the GOP tax package 12-3 along party lines. Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, was not in the room for the vote. JFC is now...
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Wrap-up motion would require UW to monitor teaching workloads, move up state employee raises

The UW System Board of Regents would have to develop a plan to monitor teaching workloads of faculty and instructional staff under the wrap-up...
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JFC Republicans propose AMT repeal, nixing series of Walker tax cuts

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee are proposing the elimination of the alternative minimum tax starting in 2019 while nixing a series of tax...
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JFC approves exemption to personal property tax, new regs on short-term rentals

The committee approved 12-4 along party lines a motion that includes a new exemption to the personal property tax with a price tag of...
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JFC approves changes to special needs scholarship

The Joint Finance Committee kicked of its final budget action Wednesday with a 12-4 party-line vote to revamp the special needs scholarship, which allows...
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GOP transpo motion approved 12-4, committee recesses until 11 a.m. Wednesday

The Joint Finance approved the GOP transportation motion 12-4 along party lines and then recessed until 11 a.m. Wednesday. It will then reconvene to take...
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Dems rip GOP transpo motion, Republicans counter it’s progress on long-term problem

Joint Finance Dems torched the DOT’s transportation package Monday night, saying it was chockful of earmarks and falls well short of the long-term transportation...
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