Budget

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JFC approves releasing additional funding for UW System, rehashes old fights

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved releasing $45 million for the UW System over the next two years after Republicans proposed tweaking the allocation...

JFC releases suicide hotline money

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed releasing $220,000 appropriated in the budget for a suicide prevention line after adding new reporting requirements and redirecting...

JFC approves Administration, Tourism requests as Republicans add reporting requirements

The Joint Finance Committee approved requests from the departments of Administration and Tourism to release money, but only after Republicans added new reporting requirements...

JFC approves money for farmer mental health amid accusations of partisanship

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved DATCP’s request to put $200,000 in general purpose revenue into a program providing mental health assistance for farmers,...
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Confidentiality agreement at heart of JFC dispute over lawsuit agreement

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today rejected Dem Josh Kaul’s request for explicit authority to move forward in settling an undisclosed lawsuit despite...

JFC grinds to halt as Kaul takes proposed settlement to committee

Dem members of the Joint Finance Committee today ripped into their GOP counterparts as the body ground to a halt during a rare --...

JFC members debate Medicaid, Evers vetoes in moving $2 million to cover DHS shortfall

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved moving $2 million in the Department of Health Services’ budget to cover a shortfall at the state’s two...

JFC approves moving unused ‘fast forward’ funds to youth apprenticeship grants

The Joint Finance Committee approved transferring $3 million in unused funds from the state’s “fast forward” workforce training program to help pay for youth...

LFB: State faces $1.4 billion structural deficit to start 2021-23 budget

The state faces a structural deficit of nearly $1.4 billion heading into the 2021-23 biennium following Gov. Tony Evers’ actions on the new budget,...
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Evers pumps more money into K-12 through partial vetoes as he signs budget

Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $87 million more into per-pupil...

LRB: Wisconsin guvs have issued an average of 137 partial vetoes to budget bills

Wisconsin governors have issued on average 137 partial vetoes to the budget bills that have reached their desk over the last 30 years, according...

Vos: Medical marijuana could return as Assembly bill

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said he wants the Assembly to look at legislation that would legalize medical marijuana when the body returns from...
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Evers calls for lawmakers to send him budget; Republicans warn against full veto

An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the "worst thing, I think,...

Senate puts final touches on GOP budget after rejecting Dem amendments

Senate Republicans today put the finishing touches on the GOP’s $81.7 billion version of the state budget after turning back a series of Dem...

Kapenga says he’ll support budget, defends Tesla provision

GOP state Sen. Chris Kapenga said today he will vote for the budget when it comes to the Senate floor. He also pushed back on...