Budget

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JFC votes to up amount of credits under historic rehabilitation program

Joint Finance Committee members voted 14-1 to boost the historic rehabilitation credit to $3.5 million per project starting July 1, instead of $500,000. Only Sen....
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Bill to boost sparsity aid gets strong support from school officials

School officials lined up in support of a bill to boost sparsity aid and raise low-revenue caps, saying the changes would help them recruit...
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JFC co-chairs looking at changes to guv’s $100 per-child credit, but offer no details

The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee said today they’re considering changes to the guv’s proposal to create a new tax credit of $100...
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LFB ups projected ending balance for 2017-19 budget b y $137.5 million

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau today upped its projected ending balance for the 2017-19 budget by $137.5 million with revenue projections for the two-year period...
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Fitzgerald appoints Stroebel to Joint Finance

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald today appointed Sen. Duey Stroebel to the Joint Finance Committee. The Saukville Republican, who was elected to the Senate in...

Hintz appoints Taylor to Joint Finance Committee

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz is appointing Rep. Chris Taylor to his spot on the Joint Finance Committee. Taylor, D-Madison, was a member of the...
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Walker’s vetoes nix low-spending school plan

Gov. Scott Walker today announced 99 vetoes, including a plan lawmakers inserted in the budget to boost low-spending school districts. The provision would have adjusted...

Vos expects to sign off on budget tomorrow

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he expressed frustration to Scott Walker that the guv enabled three senators to hijack the budget by promising them...

Vos move could delay Walker signing budget

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wants to talk with Scott Walker about the veto promises he issued to win Senate passage before sending the budget...

Walker promised to move up prevailing wage repeal, other vetoes

Gov. Scott Walker has promised to use his veto pen to immediately move up a repeal of the prevailing wage on state projects and...

With Senate GOP holdouts, uncertainty ahead of planned budget vote

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is holding open the option of coming in over the weekend to take up the state budget if needed...
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’16-17 tax collections come in 0.1 percent above January estimate

State tax collections in 2016-17 came in $14 million higher than had been expected in January, a bump of 0.1 percent, according to the...

Assembly to take up budget Sept. 13, Foxconn Sept. 14

The Assembly will be on the floor Sept. 13 to take up the budget and Sept. 14 for the Foxconn bill, according to an...

Joint Finance Committee adopted motions

Following are a list of motions adopted by the Joint Finance Committee beginning May 1, and broken down by agency: Final Motion and Adoption of...
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JFC approves amended budget, sends to full Legislature

Republicans put the final touches on their version of the state budget late Tuesday, as the Joint Finance Committee added provisions that would repeal...
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