Budget

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JFC approves two new positions, but cuts two as well

The Joint Finance Committee approved the creation of two new positions in the Evers administration, but added a requirement that two vacant positions be...

JFC approves $2.8 million to help fund disaster cleanup costs

The Joint Finance Committee approved transferring $2.8 million to help cover the costs of cleaning up from natural disasters. That’s $1.1 million less than state...

JFC approves school mental health pilot program, other bills

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on a series of spending proposals today, including one that would create a mental health consultation pilot program...

Evers calls on JFC to take up funding to address homelessness

Gov. Tony Evers sent a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee today calling on them to convene and take up a...

JFC co-chairs demand Evers administration use existing vacancies for wanted new jobs

The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs today refused to take up requests from the Evers administration to create 21 new positions, instead ordering the asks...

JFC signs off on DOJ settlement for first time under lame-duck process

The Joint Finance Committee today for the first time signed off on a proposed settlement worked out by DOJ under December’s lame-duck laws. But Dem...

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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