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JFC tweaks Evers administration’s plan for extra $283M in federal transportation funds

The Joint Finance Committee today tweaked the Evers administration's plan for an extra $283 million in federal transportation funds, including a ban on using...

Congress drops spending bill provision that would have cost state $225M in COVID aid

Gov. Tony Evers today hailed news that Congress was dropping a provision from an omnibus spending bill that he had earlier wanted could cost...
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Joint Finance tweaks Evers plan to spend APRA funds to boost child care

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously reworked portions of the Evers administration’s plan to spend $194 million in ARPA money for child care, including dialing...
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Evers calls for using $1.7B of surplus for tax rebates, education funding

Gov. Tony Evers today called for using $1.7 billion of the state’s projected surplus to provide a tax rebate of $150 for each Wisconsin...
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LFB projects $3.8 billion surplus for 2021-23 budget

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau today projected the state will finish the 2021-23 budget with a $3.8 billion surplus, nearly $2.9 billion more than was...
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Evers administration expects ‘21-’22 tax revenues to come in ahead of projections

The Evers administration today predicted revenues for the 2021-22 fiscal year will come in higher than expected with collections from income, corporate and sales...
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DPI submits scaled-back plan to reward districts that provided in-person instruction

DPI wants to use a smaller pot of federal COVID-19 funds to reward districts that provided in-person instruction during the pandemic. This comes after the...
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Neubauer to appoint Meyers to Joint Finance Committee

Incoming Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, announced this afternoon she is appointing outgoing Rep. Beth Meyers, D-Ashland, to the Joint Finance Committee. Meyers, who...
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Budget committee approves bill directing Evers administration to create plan to increase ag exports

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously today to sign off on legislation that would direct DATCP and WEDC to create a plan to increase...
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Joint Finance approves releasing $400,000 for meat processor grants

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously today to release $400,000 over the next two years to DATCP for meat processor grants. The budget approved this...
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LFB: State tax collections $319 million higher than June estimate

State tax collections continued to exceed expectations in the 2020-21 fiscal year as the state took in $319 million more than what the Legislative...

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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