Budget

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JFC unanimously backs using increased sales tax collections to reduce income taxes

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a plan to use additional revenue from online sales to reduce income taxes by another $136.1 million in...

JFC approves adding GOP tax plan to budget

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today added a package to the budget that would produce a net reduction in taxes of $378.6 million, including...

JFC Republicans plan to vote on $500 million in tax cuts

The Joint Finance Committee today plans to vote on more than $500 in tax cuts between a package Republicans plan to add to the...

JFC approves $1.9 billion capital budget, $600 million less than Evers proposed

The Joint Finance Committee approved a nearly $1.9 billion capital budget Tuesday, paring back nearly $600 million that Gov. Tony Evers originally wanted to...

JFC approves Stewardship Fund extension

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on extending the Stewardship Fund another two years through mid-2022, embracing Gov. Tony Evers’ original request for the...
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GOP JFC nixes Evers’ CAFO fee hike

The Joint Finance Committee voted to nix fee hikes Gov. Tony Evers proposed for those who operate large animal farms, pare back the additional...

JFC approves GOP transportation plan

Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee approved jacking up fees and eliminating breaks for retailers to help pump $483.7 million of new revenue into...

JFC approves $10.1 million GPR boost for DOJ, but pares back Evers proposal, Legal...

The Joint Finance Committee approved a $10.1 million GPR boost to the Department of Justice that would include providing assistant attorneys general raises of...

JFC Republicans add earmarks to WEDC, reject Dem accountability motion

JFC Republicans added two earmarks to WEDC grant programs, but rejected a call from Dem committee members to require an annual report on grant...

JFC approves $72.7 million GPR for reinsurance program, but rejects more positions

The Joint Finance Committee approved putting $72.3 million in general purpose revenue into a plan former Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans devised to help...

JFC Republicans unveil $483.7 million transportation package

JFC Republicans are proposing increases in the registration and title transfer fees as part of a $483.7 million transportation package they plan to take...

Senate Republicans pitch $133.6 million plan for county, town roads

Counties and towns would see a one-time boost of state aid for road work under a $133.6 million package 10 Senate Republicans released Wednesday. The...

JFC approves GOP Medicaid plans, bickers over guv’s expansion proposal

The Joint Finance Committee approved a plan to pump $588.2 million in general purpose revenue into the Medicaid program, pushing up reimbursement rates for...

JFC approves boost for DCF, including child care reimbursements

The Joint Finance Committee approved 11-4 along party lines boosting programs in the Department of Children and Families by $125.5 million in all funds...

JFC nixes Evers’ call to create new bureau for DNR scientists

Joint Finance Committee Republicans rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call to create a new bureau to house the DNR’s scientists while approving two of the...