Budget

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Evers’ DPI seeking additional $1.4 billion for schools in 2019-21

State Superintendent Tony Evers is asking for an additional $1.4 billion in state money over the next two years to fund K-12 education, more...

UW System seeks additional $108 million in state aid in budget request

The UW System is requesting an increase of $108 million in state aid during the next two-year budget, much of it through the performance-based...
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Walker administration intends to start collecting new online sales tax Oct. 1

The Walker administration plans to begin collecting on Oct. 1 sales taxes from online retailers with no presence in Wisconsin, a projected $90 million...
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DHS now projecting $102.4 million GPR surplus in Medicaid fund by mid-2019

The Department of Health Services is now projecting the state will have a GPR surplus of $102.4 million in the Medicaid fund at the...
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JFC tweaks Walker’s plan for additional $67.4 million in federal highway money

The Joint Finance Committee tweaked Gov. Scott Walker’s plan for a boost in federal highway aids, putting more of the money toward fixing Wisconsin’s...

Taylor ordered to attend training for bullying staffers

State Sen. Lena Taylor was ordered to undergo training after it was found she bullied an employee who filed a complaint against her as...
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JFC signs off on UW System proposal to implement performance-based funding piece of state...

The Joint Finance Committee signed off today 11-4 along party lines on the UW System’s plan to divvy up $26.3 million in outcome-based funding. The...
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JFC approves reallocating Corrections funds to address shortfall

The Joint Finance Committee today approved 11-4 along party lines reallocating $7.1 million in existing Corrections funds to address a shortfall in the general...
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JFC approves changes to guv’s rural economic development fund

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to change the guv’s rural economic development fund program to target some of the money to local...
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JFC approves three bills, including incentives for high schools training firefighters, medical responders

The committee voted 16-0 Tuesday to approve requiring DWD to approve an incentive grant program for school districts that create programs to train individuals...
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JFC approves more money for child care subsidies

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an additional $8 million in 2018-19 to increase child care subsidies under the Wisconsin Shares...
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JFC makes changes to guv’s reinsurance program

The Joint Finance Committee voted 13-3 Tuesday to change the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance program in the federal marketplace under the Affordable...
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Lead Assembly author on guv’s rural development fund proposes changes

GOP Rep. Travis Tranel, the lead author of legislation to create a $50 million rural economic development fund that Gov. Scott Walker wants, pitched...
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Groups representing hospitals, docs, insurers back guv’s reinsurance plan, Dems raise questions

Groups representing Wisconsin’s hospitals, doctors and insurers today backed the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance plan for the individual market under the Affordable...
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JFC approves sparsity aid boost, allowing low-spending schools to collect more in property taxes

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved a plan to boost state aid for small, rural school by $6.5 million and allow low-spending districts to...
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