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Joint Finance to take up Transportation, guv’s $2.4 billion capital budget Tuesday

The Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday will take up the Department of Transportation and the guv’s $2.4 billion capital budget. GOP lawmakers have already vowed...
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Evers says budget veto on table over GOP’s ‘paltry’ K-12 investment

Gov. Tony Evers today called Republicans’ proposed state investment in K-12 education “paltry” and said vetoing the entire document is on the table unless...
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Budget committee approves ending UW tuition freeze

The UW tuition freeze that’s been in place for the past eight years would expire under a GOP motion the Joint Finance Committee approved...
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Budget committee approves $128 million in state tax dollars for K-12

Wisconsin schools would get $128 million in general purpose revenue over the next two years, a fraction of what Dem Gov. Tony Evers originally...
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Joint Finance to take up UI next week

The Joint Finance Committee will meet Wednesday to take up funding for several state agencies as well as the state’s unemployment insurance program. GOP lawmakers...
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Joint Finance reworks fed money to reward schools that offered in-person instruction

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today reworked a $154 million pot of federal money to reward districts that provided in-person instruction for at least...
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JFC Republicans propose putting $150 million into K-12 schools now, setting aside $350 million

GOP lawmakers are proposing to put $150 million into K-12 education now, while putting aside $350 million that could be released later. The proposed move...
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LFB : GOP lawmakers would need to put another $428 million into K-12, higher...

GOP lawmakers would have to put another $428 million into K-12 and higher education to ensure Wisconsin gets $2.2 billion from federal COVID-19 relief...
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LFB: State could lose $1.5 billion in federal money for schools unless it maintains...

Wisconsin will have to maintain its current funding commitment to K-12 schools to ensure districts qualify for the full $1.5 billion in federal money...
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DOA’s Brennan asks JFC to reconsider efforts to cut vacant positions

DOA Secretary Joel Brennan today raised concerns with the Joint Finance co-chairs over their efforts to cut vacant state jobs, arguing those unfilled positions...
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Joint Finance rejects Evers proposals to put more than $90 million into homeless programs,...

The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted today to reject the guv’s call to pump more than $90 million into programs to help the homeless...
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Joint Finance approves $10 increase in lobbying fees

The Joint Finance Committee voted to increase lobbying fees for the first time in more than 28 years, but by a fraction of what...
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Joint Finance to take up K-12, UW May 27

The Joint Finance Committee will meet May 27 to take up K-12 funding and the UW System. The two areas are among the biggest drivers...
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Evers announces $100 million in federal funds for broadband expansion grants

Gov. Tony Evers announced today he will use $100 million in coming federal COVID stimulus funds to cover a first round of broadband expansion...
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Thursday’s Joint Finance agenda includes PSC broadband provisions

Thursday’s Joint Finance executive session includes broadband provisions under the Public Service Commission. The committee also plans to vote on energy programs under the PSC...
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