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Budget BLOG

JFC votes unanimously to keep farm-to-school program Walker sought to cut

Returning from a two-month break, the Joint Finance Committee today went back to work on the state budget, unanimously rejecting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal...
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JFC to take up K-12 education, building program Monday

The Joint Finance Committee will be in Monday to take up public instruction, the choice program and the building program. Other items on Monday's agenda...
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JFC to resume budget votes today

The Joint Finance Committee will end a more than two-month break from the budget today with an agenda that includes the reorganization of the...
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Walker says Republicans have budget deal ‘in principle,’ JFC co-chairs say details remain

Gov. Scott Walker said today Republicans have reached a deal “in principle” on the state budget that would include a partial repeal of the...

JFC to meet Tuesday on Foxconn, Thursday on the budget

The Joint Finance Committee will end a two-month break next week, coming in Tuesday for a public hearing on Foxconn and Thursday to take...

Fitzgerald, Vos disagree over Foxconn bill process

The Legislature’s top Republicans disagreed Tuesday on how to move forward with an incentive package for Foxconn, while Walker said he’s open to small...

Public hearing on Foxconn bill set for Thursday

Assembly Republicans are planning a Thursday public hearing on legislation that could provide $3 billion in incentives to Foxconn for a planned Wisconsin plant. The...
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Fitzgerald: No deal on budget, caucus still wants to eliminate personal property tax

Senate leadership emerged from caucus cautious about the guv’s budget proposal, saying GOP senators are still wedded to the idea of eliminating the personal...

Assembly GOP backs guv’s budget plan, but Fitzgerald says ‘no deal’

Assembly GOP leaders today notified Gov. Scott Walker they will accept his offer to redirect $203.5 million in income tax cuts he had proposed...
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Sources say guv floats new idea to break transpo impasse

Looking to break the budget impasse, Gov. Scott Walker has floated the possibility of nixing his income tax cuts and instead directing that money...
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Vos says Assembly GOP digesting Senate Republican budget proposal

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told reporters Wednesday his caucus is taking its time to digest the Senate's budget proposal but the Rochester Republican raised...
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GOP leaders still at odds after Senate Republicans release budget proposal

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Tuesday challenged Assembly Republicans to come up with something "palatable" that his caucus could support after unveiling a plan...

Senate GOP proposes borrowing $712 million for roads

Senate Republicans today proposed using the general fund and transportation revenues to cover borrowing $712 million to help pay for road construction over the...

Senate Republicans to announce budget proposal

With the impasse over the state budget passing the two-week mark, Senate Republicans announced they will release their own proposal Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Majority...
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Key piece of Walker budget proposal could require windfall from feds

A key piece of Gov. Scott Walker's outline to break the budget impasse could include the state getting 10 times what it typically receives...
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