Budget

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JFC approves $10.1 million GPR boost for DOJ, but pares back Evers proposal, Legal...

The Joint Finance Committee approved a $10.1 million GPR boost to the Department of Justice that would include providing assistant attorneys general raises of...

JFC Republicans add earmarks to WEDC, reject Dem accountability motion

JFC Republicans added two earmarks to WEDC grant programs, but rejected a call from Dem committee members to require an annual report on grant...

JFC approves $72.7 million GPR for reinsurance program, but rejects more positions

The Joint Finance Committee approved putting $72.3 million in general purpose revenue into a plan former Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans devised to help...

JFC Republicans unveil $483.7 million transportation package

JFC Republicans are proposing increases in the registration and title transfer fees as part of a $483.7 million transportation package they plan to take...

Senate Republicans pitch $133.6 million plan for county, town roads

Counties and towns would see a one-time boost of state aid for road work under a $133.6 million package 10 Senate Republicans released Wednesday. The...

JFC approves GOP Medicaid plans, bickers over guv’s expansion proposal

The Joint Finance Committee approved a plan to pump $588.2 million in general purpose revenue into the Medicaid program, pushing up reimbursement rates for...

JFC approves boost for DCF, including child care reimbursements

The Joint Finance Committee approved 11-4 along party lines boosting programs in the Department of Children and Families by $125.5 million in all funds...

JFC nixes Evers’ call to create new bureau for DNR scientists

Joint Finance Committee Republicans rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call to create a new bureau to house the DNR’s scientists while approving two of the...

JFC cuts in half Evers funding increase for UW System

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted Tuesday to add another two years to the freeze on tuition for in-state undergraduates at the UW...

JFC approves $38.4 million boost for prosecutors, public defenders

The Joint Finance Committee approved $38.4 million in general purpose revenue to boost pay for prosecutors and public defenders while adding 26.5 positions in...

JFC approves GOP education plan, Dems slam as inadequate

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee approved putting an additional $500 million into K-12 education over the next two years as Dems slammed the...

Republicans reach deal on $500 million boost to K-12

GOP lawmakers have reached a deal to pump an additional $500 million into K-12 education, including a $97 million increase for special education. Both figures...

Assembly Republicans propose $500 million boost to K-12

Assembly Republicans today pledged to pump an additional $500 million into K-12 education, including the first increase in special education aid in more than...

Fitz, Vos still trying to determine ‘big number’ for K-12

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said that they were open to providing a boost for special education and...

JFC approves wage hikes for state employees, extra boost for prison guards

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on Tony Evers’ plan to give state and UW System employees raises of 2 percent in each of...
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