Budget

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LFB: Property taxes to increase under Evers’ budget

The property taxes on the mythical median-valued Wisconsin home would go up $56 in the first year of Gov. Tony Evers' budget and $48...

JFC hears from public on Medicaid expansion, special ed, gas tax during Janesville hearing

Hundreds of Wisconsinites gathered in Janesville to highlight their support of various budget provisions ranging from accepting the Medicaid expansion to upping the special...

DNR secretary takes questions on CWD, clean water

DNR Secretary Preston Cole defended the guv’s decision not to include any new money in the budget to combat chronic wasting disease in the...

Corrections Sec. Carr ‘can’t guarantee’ salary increase will attract new prison guards

Joint Finance Committee members quizzed Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr on staffing issues at correctional facilities across the state. Members highlighted a number of conditions that...

DWD’s Frostman defends Evers’ plan to up the minimum wage amidst questioning from JFC...

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today expressed concern that Gov. Tony Evers’ Workforce Development budget proposals “really missed the mark.” The guv’s plan to...

DHS Sec. Palm defends Medicaid expansion

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today grilled Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm on the plan to accept the federal Medicaid expansion, a proposal...

Thompson fields questions on gas tax hike, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

GOP members of the Joint Finance Committee voiced concerns to Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson about Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to reinstate the prevailing wage...

GOP JFC members pepper DPI superintendent with questions

Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday peppered DPI Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor with questions about the guv’s education proposal, questioning if...

JFC members lay down early markers in coming budget battle

Members of the Joint Finance Committee drew early battle lines Wednesday as they kicked off the first agency briefings of Gov. Tony Evers’ $84...

LFB: Evers budget would result in $2 billion structural deficit for 2021-23

The state would face a structural deficit of nearly $2 billion heading into the 2021-23 budget under Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal for the 2019-21...

JFC budget hearings announced for Janesville, Oak Creek, River Falls, Green Bay

The Joint Finance Committee has formally noticed four public hearings around the state to hear testimony on the guv’s budget. The hearings will begin April...

JFC invites six agencies to testify on budget, encourages standing committees to hear from...

The Joint Finance Committee has asked the heads of six agencies to testify April 3-4 on the guv’s budget, a significant reduction from the...

Building Commission deadlocks on Evers capital budget

The state Building Commission Wednesday deadlocked on Gov. Tony Evers' $2.5 billion capital budget, believed to be the first time that's happened in the...

Evers’ unemployment plan reverses some GOP changes, sidesteps advisory council

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget would increase the maximum weekly rate for those on unemployment and repeal drug testing requirements. The guv also wants to eliminate...

Evers proposed $2 billion in new borrowing as part of capital budget

Gov. Tony Evers today proposed nearly $2 billion in new bonding as part of his capital budget with a significant chunk of that borrowing...