Budget

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Evers says budget will include steps toward minimum wage increase, restore DNR scientists

Gov. Tony Evers says his budget will include steps toward increasing the minimum wage and the restoration of some science positions at the Department...
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JFC approves one-time money for disaster assistance, flood clean-up costs

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to give the Department of Military Affairs for a one-time supplement of $2 million to provide disaster...
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JFC approves GOP middle-class tax cut along party lines

The Joint Finance Committee approved along party lines the GOP’s version of a middle-class tax cut as Dems complained Republicans were forging ahead without...
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Dems, Evers release details of middle-class tax cut plan

Dem lawmakers, with the backing of Gov. Tony Evers, today unveiled an $892.3 million tax cut targeting middle-class earners that would cap a credit...

LFB drops revenue projections slightly, but still $2.4 billion more through mid-’21

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau today projected state revenues through mid-2021 will come in slightly below what the Department of Administration had expected two months...
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Evers wants until March 5 to deliver budget address

Gov. Tony Evers is asking lawmakers to give him until March 5 to deliver his budget address, noting his predecessor also had until the...
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Hintz appoints Goyke, Taylor to JFC

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz is re-appointing Madison Dem Chris Taylor to the Joint Finance Committee and adding Milwaukee lawmaker Evan Goyke. Goyke replaces Rep....

Vos adds Katsma, Zimmerman to Assembly GOP JFC team

Speaker Robin Vos today added Reps. Terry Katsma, of Oostburg, and Shannon Zimmerman, of River Falls, to the Assembly GOP Joint Finance team. The two...

Criminal justice interests band together to push $70 million budget package

Criminal justice interests are banding together for the first time to push a $70 million package that would add assistant DAs, create new positions...

Walker administration projects $2.1 billion in new GPR through mid-2021

The outgoing Walker administration delivered Gov.-elect Tony Evers a dose of good news for his first budget with the state expected to have new...
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DOT projects slight dip in spending in next biennium, gas tax collections to drop

The state Department of Transportation is projecting a dip in spending of $76.7 million over the next two years, a decrease of about 1.3...
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Fitzgerald adds LeMahieu to Finance, brings back other returning members

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, today appointed Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, to the Joint Finance Committee. He replaces outgoing Sen. Leah Vukmir, who left...

Walker urges passage of Kimberly-Clark bill by the end of November

Gov. Scott Walker made a pitch to pass an incentive bill to keep a Kimberly-Clark plant open in Wisconsin as part of his first...
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Shilling re-appoints Erpenbach, Johnson to Joint Finance

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling today re-appointed fellow Dems Jon Erpenbach and LaTonya Johnson to the Joint Finance Committee. Erpenbach, D-Middleton, was first elected to...
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Top Kimberly-Clark exec says he’s not aware of offers from Arkansas to keep plant...

A top Kimberly-Clark official says he has “no interest in a bidding war” between Wisconsin and Arkansas over keeping a plant open in their...