Budget

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JFC approves Walker plan to ease ‘benefit cliff’ with childcare subsidies

The Joint Finance Committee today unanimously approved Walker’s call to ease the “benefit cliff” that families face with the state’s childcare subsidy program. Now, families...

JFC approves sanctions on those in W-2 with habitually truant kids

The Joint Finance Committee approved 12-4 Walker’s plan to sanction parents in W-2 programs whose children are habitually absent from school. Currently, W-2 participants can...

JFC approves DCF drug testing expansion, screening changes

The Joint Finance Committee today signed off on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to expand drug testing and use a more stringent screen in the...

JFC tweaks Walker TANF proposal

The committee rejected Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to create a public campaign to encourage young people to graduate high school, maintain a full-time job...

JFC votes to keep grants to provide legal services to domestic violence, sex abuse...

The committee unanimously rejected Gov. Scott Walker’s call to end $500,000 annually in federal money for grants of up to $75,000 to programs that...

JFC approves more scrutiny of state leases

Joint Finance would be able to review any state lease of more than $500,000 before DOA could sign it under a motion the committee...

JFC largely approves Walker plan to consolidate HR functions under DOA

The Joint Finance Committee largely signed off on Scott Walker’s plan to consolidate human resources functions at the Department of Administration over Dem objections...

GOP budget tensions spill into open over proposed UW tuition cut

GOP tensions over the state budget continued to spill into the open today as JFC Co-chair John Nygren accused Senate Republicans of allowing a...

JFC tweaks Walker’s homestead tax credit proposal

The state would restrict access to the homestead tax credit, but impact fewer people than the guv’s version, under a motion the Finance Committee...

JFC changes up allocation of VW settlement money, creates statewide grant program

The Joint Finance Committee scrapped Gov. Scott Walker’s plan for settlement money from Volkswagen, opting instead to fund a $32 million statewide transit capital...

JFC approves plan for state to take over Circus World Museum

The state would take over operations of the the Circus World Museum under a proposal the Joint Finance Committee approved unanimously today. The state already...

JFC rejects Walker plan to eliminate Labor and Industry Review Commission

The Joint Finance Committee scrapped -- for now -- Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to eliminate the Labor and Industry Review Commission, which handles unemployment,...

Walker plan to freeze WTCS tuition rejected, JFC shoots down free tuition push

The Joint Finance Committee today rejected Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze tuition at the Wisconsin Technical College System, opting to boost funding for financial...

JFC votes to keep current WTCS performance funding model in place

The Joint Finance Committee today rejected Walker’s plan to tweak the performance funding formula at the Wisconsin Technical College System. WTCS has had its system in...

JFC votes down Dem motion to re-open WEDC part of budget

The Joint Finance Committee today rejected a Dem move to re-open the WEDC part of the biennial budget after yesterday’s audit. The audit flagged several...
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