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Budget committee approves boost in transportation spending, while reducing borrowing, cutting state transit aid

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines Tuesday night to increase transportation spending by $357.3 million over current law and use more general...
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Joint Finance approves $1.5 billion in capital projects

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines Tuesday evening to approve $1.5 billion in building projects. Adding in projects the committee had approved earlier...
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Vos aiming for $4 billion tax cut after new revenue projections

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said today he’d like to use $4 billion of unexpected revenue growth to cut taxes. Vos met with Senate Majority...
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State now expects $4.4 billion more in tax revenue thanks to ‘unprecedented’ collections, LFB...

Thanks to “unprecedented” general fund tax collections in 2021, the state is now expected to take in $4.4 billion more through mid-2023 than was...
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Joint Finance to take up Corrections, courts, stewardship Thursday

The Joint Finance Committee on Thursday plans to take up Corrections, the state court system, district attorneys and public defenders. The committee’s agenda also includes...
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JFC boosts employment help for people with disabilities, rejects Evers’ job training programs

Subscribers: This post has been updated to remove an inaccurate description of a committee action related to funding for DWD IT. The Joint Finance Committee...
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Joint Finance approves money for DNR body-worn cameras, trail aids for off-road vehicles

The state would boost aid to maintain trails for off-road vehicles, help cover the costs of boating safety enforcement and buy body-worn cameras for...
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Budget committee approves boost for meat processing grants, promoting ag industry

The Joint Finance Committee approved a mix of $4.3 million in state and federal funds to address a bottleneck in meat processing, promote Wisconsin’s...
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Joint Finance to take up Transportation, guv’s $2.4 billion capital budget Tuesday

The Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday will take up the Department of Transportation and the guv’s $2.4 billion capital budget. GOP lawmakers have already vowed...
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Evers says budget veto on table over GOP’s ‘paltry’ K-12 investment

Gov. Tony Evers today called Republicans’ proposed state investment in K-12 education “paltry” and said vetoing the entire document is on the table unless...
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Budget committee approves ending UW tuition freeze

The UW tuition freeze that’s been in place for the past eight years would expire under a GOP motion the Joint Finance Committee approved...
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Budget committee approves $128 million in state tax dollars for K-12

Wisconsin schools would get $128 million in general purpose revenue over the next two years, a fraction of what Dem Gov. Tony Evers originally...
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Joint Finance to take up UI next week

The Joint Finance Committee will meet Wednesday to take up funding for several state agencies as well as the state’s unemployment insurance program. GOP lawmakers...
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Joint Finance reworks fed money to reward schools that offered in-person instruction

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today reworked a $154 million pot of federal money to reward districts that provided in-person instruction for at least...
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JFC Republicans propose putting $150 million into K-12 schools now, setting aside $350 million

GOP lawmakers are proposing to put $150 million into K-12 education now, while putting aside $350 million that could be released later. The proposed move...
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