Budget

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Walker calls for boost in state aid for rural schools

Gov. Scott Walker today proposed a boost in funding for rural schools through sparsity aid, higher reimbursements for their transportation costs and an investment...

Audit: Price tag for highways skyrockets after DOT fails to account for inflation

The state underestimated by $3.8 billion the costs for major highway work completed over the past decade or still in progress, often because it...

Thompson backs Walker’s welfare plan, calls for bipartisan support

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is recounting his welfare reform battles from two decades ago in voicing support for Gov. Scott Walker's "Wisconsin Works for...

Assembly GOP leaders to seek $300 million tax cut paired with revenue boost for...

A day after the release of new positive revenue projections, Assembly GOP leaders called Thursday for a $300 million tax cut as part of...

LFB ups tax collection projections by $454.6 million

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau gave the budget a boost today, both in how much money the Capitol will have to play with in 2017-19...

Walker promises to provide UW state aid to cover tuition cut

Gov. Scott Walker said today he would provide the UW System additional state aid to cover his proposed tuition cuts for resident undergrads. Walker declined...
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