Budget

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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...

Walker says he has no interest in raising vehicle registration fees

Gov. Scott Walker told reporters today he doesn’t have “any interest in raising vehicle registration fees,” clarifying comments from a media interview last week...

JFC sets tentative schedule for budget votes

The Joint Finance Committee plans to meet May 1 for its first votes on the state budget and is looking to convene twice weekly...

JFC to work off guv’s budget except for transportation

Joint Finance will work off the guv’s budget as it begins making changes except for the Department of Transportation, where the committee will use...

Citizens sound off on several budget items at JFC hearing

Citizens today pressed JFC members on a wide range of budget items, including boosting funding for K-12 and increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates. Lawmakers heard testimony...

UW students ask lawmakers to remove fee opt-out proposal from budget

UW System students today slammed Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to let students opt out of paying some student fees, saying the move would lead...

UW-Platteville asks JFC members to approve new engineering building

UW-Platteville leaders and community members asked JFC members to approve a new engineering building that Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to defer. UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis...

School leaders ask JFC to keep Walker’s proposed K-12 funding boost

Public school leaders today praised Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed K-12 funding increase and asked Joint Finance Committee members to support it. They spoke on the...

DWD’s Allen defends against Dem concerns that Walker’s harming workforce fairness

The Joint Finance agency briefings are officially wrapped up after testimony from the Department of Workforce Development and the Labor and Industry Review Commission. DWD Secretary Ray...

Circus World makes case for being managed by state

Baraboo Mayor Mike Palm says today’s a much different time than 2013, when lawmakers rejected a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker to bring the...

Evers ‘pleased’ with Walker’s DPI budget proposal

State Superintendent Tony Evers said today he’s pleased with Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal to add $649 million toward K-12, though he’d like some...

Cross, GOP lawmakers skeptical on several parts of Walker’s UW proposals

UW System President Ray Cross told lawmakers Gov. Scott Walker’s budget is “the best budget the UW System has seen in a decade.” But he...
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