Budget

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JFC approves broadband expansion grants for a third time

The committee for a third time approved putting more money into broadband expansion grants. But JFC tweaked how it would impact a funding source...

JFC co-chairs open to splitting transportation off into separate bill

The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee today floated the possibility of breaking transportation off from the budget and putting it into a separate...

DOR memo highlights tax hikes in Kooyenga’s transportation plan

A Wisconsin driver who owns a typical sedan would pay $39 more in taxes on their fuel purchases annually, while the owner of an...

DOA, Elections, Ethics commissions on JFC agenda Tuesday

The Joint Finance Committee will start to work through the Department of Administration when it meets Tuesday. The committee, which next meets tomorrow, also will...

Nygren says LFB projections showing flat revenues is good news

Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, says the latest Fiscal Bureau projections showing flat revenues from earlier estimates is good news. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau today...

LFB: Some would pay more under Kooyenga tax plan

Some Wisconsinites would end up paying more in income taxes under Kooyenga’s plan compared to current law, according to a new analysis by the...

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...
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