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Joint Finance votes along party lines to pull 380 items from Evers budget, including...

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to pull more than 380 items from Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, including his call to expand...
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Joint Finance unanimously approves $66 million to expand Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center

The Joint Finance Committee today unanimously approved nearly $66 million to expand the Mendota Juvenile Justice Treatment Center, a key step in the process...
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Evers open to meeting with GOP leaders on fed money, but wants them to...

Gov. Tony Evers wrote GOP legislative leaders today that he's open to meeting with them on how he plans to spend $3.2 billion in...
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GOP Joint Finance motion would forgo $2.4 billion in federal aid, nix $1 billion...

A motion Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee plan to approve Thursday would mean forgoing $2.4 billion in federal money while nixing $1 billion...
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Four GOP legislative leaders ask Evers for meeting ASAP on his plans for $3.2...

Four GOP legislative leaders today invited Gov. Tony Evers to meet as soon as possible to share his plans for $3.2 billion in federal...
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With first votes Thursday, JFC ready to pull nearly 400 items from Evers’ budget

The Joint Finance Committee will take its first votes on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget Thursday with a plan to strip out his calls to...
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Evers plans to soon release fuller accounting of plans for federal COVID funds as...

Gov. Tony Evers said today he expects to soon have a fuller accounting of his plans to spend the $3.2 billion in federal stimulus...
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Evers’ budget revisions anticipate $37.4M in tax credits for Foxconn

The Evers administration expects Foxconn will qualify for $37.4 million in tax credits over the next two fiscal years, the maximum allowed under the...
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Blank, Mone, say federal COVID-19 aid not enough to cover universities’ losses, more state...

Chancellors for the UW System’s two largest campuses this afternoon warned that hundreds of millions in federal COVID relief money doesn’t even come close...
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Dem JFC members call for second virtual budget hearing after first quickly fills

Dem members of the Joint Finance Committee today asked the GOP co-chairs to add another virtual hearing after the time slots for the lone...
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LFB: Property taxes would go up for median-valued home under guv’s budget, but less...

Under the guv’s budget, the property tax bill on the mythical median-valued home would go up $22 on December’s bill and another $63 the...
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Witnesses call for funding education, pet causes during first JFC public hearing on budget

A parade of witnesses today called on the Joint Finance Committee to pump state funding into pet causes that ranged from increasing school funding...
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Joint Finance approves GOP bill to spend federal COVID money along party lines

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to approve 11 GOP bills to spend coming stimulus money as Dems questioned whether the proposals...
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LFB: Some of GOP proposals for federal stimulus money not allowed under current guidance

Some of the biggest items in the GOP package to spend $3.2 billion in new federal stimulus aren’t allowed under current guidance, according to...
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GOP Joint Finance members press Valcq on governor’s broadband proposal

GOP Joint Finance member Tony Kurtz today questioned the need to invest state dollars in expanding broadband when the state can use federal money...
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