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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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JFC approves wrap-up motion, moves onto final passage

The committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve the wrap-up motion that includes moving up a pay increase for state employees and requiring...
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JFC approves GOP tax package

The committee approved the GOP tax package 12-3 along party lines. Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, was not in the room for the vote. JFC is now...
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Wrap-up motion would require UW to monitor teaching workloads, move up state employee raises

The UW System Board of Regents would have to develop a plan to monitor teaching workloads of faculty and instructional staff under the wrap-up...
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JFC Republicans propose AMT repeal, nixing series of Walker tax cuts

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee are proposing the elimination of the alternative minimum tax starting in 2019 while nixing a series of tax...
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