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GOP transpo motion approved 12-4, committee recesses until 11 a.m. Wednesday

The Joint Finance approved the GOP transportation motion 12-4 along party lines and then recessed until 11 a.m. Wednesday. It will then reconvene to take...
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Dems rip GOP transpo motion, Republicans counter it’s progress on long-term problem

Joint Finance Dems torched the DOT’s transportation package Monday night, saying it was chockful of earmarks and falls well short of the long-term transportation...
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GOP transpo plan calls for DOT job cuts, pre-empting local regs of quarries

The DOT would eliminate 200 jobs over the next two years, there would be a new fee on hybrid and electric cars, and many...
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JFC approves GOP changes to Foxconn bill

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve a GOP amendment to the Foxconn bill that would overhaul the appeal process...

GOP wants appeals related to Foxconn plant to bypass appeals court, go straight to...

The state Supreme Court would take jurisdiction over any appeal of a circuit court decision relating to the Foxconn project under an amendment Joint...

JFC co-chairs: Transpo package won’t enumerate I-94 east-west

The transportation package the Joint Finance Committee expects to take up today would not enumerate I-94 east-west or the north leg of the Zoo...
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JFC approves GOP K-12 education plan along party lines

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines Monday to tweak Gov. Scott Walker’s K-12 education plan by adding a boost for low-spending...

JFC to meet Sept. 5 on transportation, taxes

The Joint Finance Committee is meeting Sept. 5 to take up transportation, taxes and the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Specific items on the agenda...
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JFC GOP K-12 plan calls for boosting low-spending districts, raising statewide voucher income caps

GOP lawmakers today are calling for boosting low-spending districts and raising the family income limits for the statewide voucher program as part of a...
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JFC approves $1 billion building program

The Joint Finance Committee today unanimously approved a $1 billion building budget, expanding Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal by more than $200 million as lawmakers...
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JFC approves increased rates to house juvenile offenders

JFC approved a significant increase in the daily rates state taxpayer and counties pay to house juvenile offenders. State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, objected to...
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JFC approves smaller boost in lottery advertising than guv wanted

The Joint Finance Committee approved a boost of $1 million annually for lottery advertising, $2 million less than what Gov. Scott Walker wanted. It would...
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JFC approves nixing state property tax, using GPR to cover forestry programs

The state would wipe out its only property tax, which now funds forestry programs, and instead use general purpose revenue to cover those expenses...
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JFC approves DNR reorganization

The Joint Finance Committee signed off along party lines 12-4 on the guv’s plan to reorganize the DNR, including the eliminating the Bureau of...
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JFC approves exemption from riprap permitting requirements on rivers, lakes

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to create a new exemption from permitting requirements for placing riprap on up to 200...
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