Budget

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Vos, LeMahieu pan Evers’ local tax proposal; Bewley says voters ‘not smart’ if they...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu said Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to allow local governments to increase the sales tax...
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Republicans ask Evers to prioritize schools offering in-person instruction with $20.8 million in federal...

GOP lawmakers today asked Gov. Tony Evers to prioritize schools that have offered in-person instruction with $20.8 million in federal funding that the governor...
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Lincoln Hills wouldn’t close until ‘24 under Evers budget

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget doesn’t envision closing the state’s troubled youth prisons in northern Wisconsin until after a new juvenile facility in Milwaukee would...
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DOT expects boost in federal aid to make up for $172 million shortfall in...

The state's transportation fund is expected to end the fiscal year June 30 with a deficit of about $172 million, according to DOT. Still, in...
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Evers capital budget calls for nearly $2.4 billion in projects

Gov. Tony Evers’ capital budget calls for nearly $2.4 billion in projects that he says would impact 31 counties. Evers called the latest proposal an...

Evers seeks $2.3 million for body cameras for state law enforcement

Gov. Tony Evers is proposing $2.3 million to support the use of body cameras for Capitol Police, DNR wardens and the State Patrol as...
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Joint Finance reworks Evers UI bill, adds GOP provision to provide protection from COVID...

The Joint Finance Committee today reworked Gov. Tony Evers’ special session bill to modernize the state’s unemployment insurance system, adding a Republican provision to...
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Evers to Wisconsinites: Ignore those who say state can’t do more

In his budget address tonight, Gov. Tony Evers will tell Wisconsinites to ignore those who say the state can’t make health care more affordable...
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Evers budget will propose $329 million to help businesses, workforce recover from pandemic

Gov. Tony Evers today announced his budget will propose $329 million to help businesses and the workforce rebuild from the pandemic. That includes $200 million...
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Evers budget would allow counties, some munis to impose new sales tax if voters...

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget will propose allowing counties to double the sales tax they can impose and permit more than two dozen municipalities to...
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JFC approves $419 million tax break for companies that received PPP loans

The Joint Finance Committee voted 11-4 today to ensure Wisconsin businesses that received PPP loans aren't taxed on the expenses they covered with the...
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JFC approves GOP motion to use federal education money to incentivize in-person instruction

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines today to use more than $65 million in federal COVID funds to reward districts that have...
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Evers budget to propose $150 million for mental health

Gov. Tony Evers today announced his budget will propose investing $150 million in mental health initiatives in addition to again seeking legislative approval to...
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Evers’ budget to include $600M for long-term care

Gov. Tony Evers announced this morning his budget will propose investing $600 million in Wisconsin’s long-term care infrastructure and $104 million more to address...
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Evers’ budget proposal to include recreational marijuana legalization

Gov. Tony Evers says he'll include legalization of recreational marijuana in his upcoming two-year budget plan. Under Evers' plan to be formally introduced Feb. 16,...
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