Budget

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Budget BLOG

Fitzgerald: No deal on budget, caucus still wants to eliminate personal property tax

Senate leadership emerged from caucus cautious about the guv’s budget proposal, saying GOP senators are still wedded to the idea of eliminating the personal...

Assembly GOP backs guv’s budget plan, but Fitzgerald says ‘no deal’

Assembly GOP leaders today notified Gov. Scott Walker they will accept his offer to redirect $203.5 million in income tax cuts he had proposed...
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Sources say guv floats new idea to break transpo impasse

Looking to break the budget impasse, Gov. Scott Walker has floated the possibility of nixing his income tax cuts and instead directing that money...
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Vos says Assembly GOP digesting Senate Republican budget proposal

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told reporters Wednesday his caucus is taking its time to digest the Senate's budget proposal but the Rochester Republican raised...
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GOP leaders still at odds after Senate Republicans release budget proposal

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Tuesday challenged Assembly Republicans to come up with something "palatable" that his caucus could support after unveiling a plan...

Senate GOP proposes borrowing $712 million for roads

Senate Republicans today proposed using the general fund and transportation revenues to cover borrowing $712 million to help pay for road construction over the...

Senate Republicans to announce budget proposal

With the impasse over the state budget passing the two-week mark, Senate Republicans announced they will release their own proposal Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Majority...
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Key piece of Walker budget proposal could require windfall from feds

A key piece of Gov. Scott Walker's outline to break the budget impasse could include the state getting 10 times what it typically receives...

Walker sends leggie leaders transpo proposal to break budget impasse

Gov. Scott Walker has sent legislative leaders a letter proposing to reduce transportation borrowing by $200 million as part of a proposal to break...
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Fitzgerald: Budget negotiations ‘back on track’ after meeting with guv

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said today Republican budget negotiations are "back on track" after today's meeting with the guv. Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, and Assembly Speaker...
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