Budget

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Senate puts final touches on GOP budget after rejecting Dem amendments

Senate Republicans today put the finishing touches on the GOP’s $81.7 billion version of the state budget after turning back a series of Dem...

Kapenga says he’ll support budget, defends Tesla provision

GOP state Sen. Chris Kapenga said today he will vote for the budget when it comes to the Senate floor. He also pushed back on...

Assembly Republicans approve $81.7 billion budget as Dems slam ‘missed opportunities’

Assembly Republicans on Tuesday approved a $500 million boost for K-12 education over the next two years -- about a third of what Tony...

GOP budget amendment proposes more money for DAs, towns

Assembly Republicans are proposing an amendment to the budget that would add more assistant DA positions, allow car manufacturer Tesla to sell directly to...

Jacque says he’s received assurances on DA positions, prosecutor pay to secure his budget...

GOP state Sen. Andre Jacque said he’s received assurances from legislative leaders a coming budget amendment will add more assistant DA positions and an...
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Craig becomes second GOP senator planning to reject budget

Sen. David Craig today announced that he will vote against the budget crafted by the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee. The Big Bend Republican broke the...
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Nass says he’s a “no” on JFC budget

Whitewater Republican Sen. Steve Nass today publicly announced he will vote against the budget approved by the GOP-led Joint Finance Committee last week. “I...
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LFB: Property tax increases would be the same under JFC, Evers budgets

Property taxes on a median-value home would go up the same amount under the GOP’s budget plan as they would under Gov. Tony Evers’...

JFC unanimously backs using increased sales tax collections to reduce income taxes

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a plan to use additional revenue from online sales to reduce income taxes by another $136.1 million in...

JFC approves adding GOP tax plan to budget

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today added a package to the budget that would produce a net reduction in taxes of $378.6 million, including...

JFC Republicans plan to vote on $500 million in tax cuts

The Joint Finance Committee today plans to vote on more than $500 in tax cuts between a package Republicans plan to add to the...

JFC approves $1.9 billion capital budget, $600 million less than Evers proposed

The Joint Finance Committee approved a nearly $1.9 billion capital budget Tuesday, paring back nearly $600 million that Gov. Tony Evers originally wanted to...

JFC approves Stewardship Fund extension

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on extending the Stewardship Fund another two years through mid-2022, embracing Gov. Tony Evers’ original request for the...
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GOP JFC nixes Evers’ CAFO fee hike

The Joint Finance Committee voted to nix fee hikes Gov. Tony Evers proposed for those who operate large animal farms, pare back the additional...

JFC approves GOP transportation plan

Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee approved jacking up fees and eliminating breaks for retailers to help pump $483.7 million of new revenue into...
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