Budget

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Dems push motions knocking Schimel on rape kits, swag

The committee shot down Dem amendments seeking to force AG Brad Schimel to spend more money to process sexual assault kits and to reduce...

JFC tweaks guv’s proposal to help cities cover OT costs for beat patrol cops

The committee tweaked the guv’s plan to provide $1 million annually to reimburse cities for the overtime costs racked up by beat patrol police...

Motion benefiting Marathon County prompts JFC dust up

The committee approved 14-2 requiring WEDC to provide a $100,000 grant in 2017-18 from existing funds to the Marathon County Economic Development Corp. for...

JFC approves bringing back WEDC loan program

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to bring back WEDC's loan program, but tweaked his proposal to give the...

JFC co-chairs: Committee will reject contracts moving state to self-insurance

The Joint Finance Committee is expected to reject the contracts Gov. Scott Walker’s administration reached as part of a plan to move toward self-insurance...

Assembly GOP transpo plan would nix some tax credits, allow local sales taxes to...

Assembly Republicans today pitched eliminating credits for married couples and renters and stopping local governments from enacting new wheel taxes as part of a...

JFC to take up Vets Affairs, PSC May 11

The Joint Finance Committee will take up Veterans Affairs, the PSC and the Medicaid Services Administration when it meets May 11. The committee also plans...

JFC to take up WEDC, DOJ at May 9 exec session

The Joint Finance Committee will vote on WEDC’s budget along with the guv’s proposals for the Department of Justice and the Child Abuse and...

JFC approves guv’s call to add $5.8 million in bonds for safe drinking water...

The JFC voted unanimously to approve the guv’s call to add $5.8 million in general obligation bonding authority for the safe drinking water loan...

JFC nixes Walker moves on Judicial Commission, Judicial Council, puts off call on judicial...

The Joint Finance Committee today nixed Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to transfer the Judicial Commission to the state Supreme Court and eliminate the Judicial...

JFC to take up courts, Insurance, Employment Relations on Monday

The Joint Finance Committee will take up the court system, Insurance and Employment Relations when it meets Monday for its first executive session on...

JFC approves Stewardship purchase in Dunn County

The state would use up to $1.9 million from the Stewardship Fund to purchase 990.55 acres in Dunn County, though several Republican committee members...

JFC signs off on bill to keep low-income families eligible for child care subsidy...

Low-income families would no longer face a “cliff” where they lost eligibility for Wisconsin’s child care program as their incomes rise, under legislation the...

JFC approves two GOP-authored bills to combat homelessness

The Joint Finance Committee approved two GOP-authored bills to address homelessness. AB 234 would create a 13-member interagency council that would find ways for state...

JFC signs off on ‘clean’ broadband expansion bill

The Joint Finance Committee today signed off unanimously on a “clean” version of legislation that would alter the criteria for broadband expansion grants and...
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