Budget

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Budget BLOG

JFC pares back new positions, rejects $1 million for Census count

The Joint Finance Committee pared back some of the new positions Gov. Tony Evers had proposed and wiped out the $1 million he wanted...
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JFC sets aside money for homeless initiatives

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to set aside funding for an initiative to address homelessness, but Republicans decided to hold back...
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JFC nixes state aid increase to munis after pulling Evers plan to relax property...

The Joint Finance Committee rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call to give municipalities a $15.1 million boost in state aid during the second year of...
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JFC approves Evers mental health proposals, but with changes

The Joint Finance Committee largely backed a series of Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals to address treating those with mental health issues, but added several...
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JFC approves pulling Medicaid expansion, other provisions from Evers budget

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted Thursday to wipe out some of the pillars of Dem Tony Evers’ budget, including an expansion of Medicaid,...
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General fund would see $1.4B less under JFC motion

The first motion the Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Thursday would result in the general fund seeing $1.4 billion less over the...

Darling won’t be at Thursday JFC hearing following fall in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, won’t be at Thursday’s Joint Finance hearing on doctor’s orders following a fall last week during a fundraising trip...

JFC to kill Evers’ Medicaid expansion plan, pot proposal in first actions

The Joint Finance Committee’s first actions on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget May 9 will be to pull out a host of his priorities, from...

JFC targeting May 9 for first budget votes

The Joint Finance Committee plans to begin voting next week on the 2019-21 state budget, according to the office of Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River...
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WEDC’s Hogan touts man and ag tax credit before Senate panel

WEDC CEO Mark Hogan today stressed the importance of the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit and continuing the repeal of prevailing wage, measures that...

LFB: Property taxes to increase under Evers’ budget

The property taxes on the mythical median-valued Wisconsin home would go up $56 in the first year of Gov. Tony Evers' budget and $48...

JFC hears from public on Medicaid expansion, special ed, gas tax during Janesville hearing

Hundreds of Wisconsinites gathered in Janesville to highlight their support of various budget provisions ranging from accepting the Medicaid expansion to upping the special...

DNR secretary takes questions on CWD, clean water

DNR Secretary Preston Cole defended the guv’s decision not to include any new money in the budget to combat chronic wasting disease in the...

Corrections Sec. Carr ‘can’t guarantee’ salary increase will attract new prison guards

Joint Finance Committee members quizzed Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr on staffing issues at correctional facilities across the state. Members highlighted a number of conditions that...

DWD’s Frostman defends Evers’ plan to up the minimum wage amidst questioning from JFC...

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today expressed concern that Gov. Tony Evers’ Workforce Development budget proposals “really missed the mark.” The guv’s plan to...