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JFC approves wrap-up motion, moves onto final passage

The committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve the wrap-up motion that includes moving up a pay increase for state employees and requiring...
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JFC approves GOP tax package

The committee approved the GOP tax package 12-3 along party lines. Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, was not in the room for the vote. JFC is now...
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Wrap-up motion would require UW to monitor teaching workloads, move up state employee raises

The UW System Board of Regents would have to develop a plan to monitor teaching workloads of faculty and instructional staff under the wrap-up...
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JFC Republicans propose AMT repeal, nixing series of Walker tax cuts

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee are proposing the elimination of the alternative minimum tax starting in 2019 while nixing a series of tax...
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JFC approves exemption to personal property tax, new regs on short-term rentals

The committee approved 12-4 along party lines a motion that includes a new exemption to the personal property tax with a price tag of...
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JFC approves changes to special needs scholarship

The Joint Finance Committee kicked of its final budget action Wednesday with a 12-4 party-line vote to revamp the special needs scholarship, which allows...
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GOP transpo motion approved 12-4, committee recesses until 11 a.m. Wednesday

The Joint Finance approved the GOP transportation motion 12-4 along party lines and then recessed until 11 a.m. Wednesday. It will then reconvene to take...
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Dems rip GOP transpo motion, Republicans counter it’s progress on long-term problem

Joint Finance Dems torched the DOT’s transportation package Monday night, saying it was chockful of earmarks and falls well short of the long-term transportation...
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GOP transpo plan calls for DOT job cuts, pre-empting local regs of quarries

The DOT would eliminate 200 jobs over the next two years, there would be a new fee on hybrid and electric cars, and many...
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JFC approves GOP changes to Foxconn bill

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve a GOP amendment to the Foxconn bill that would overhaul the appeal process...

GOP wants appeals related to Foxconn plant to bypass appeals court, go straight to...

The state Supreme Court would take jurisdiction over any appeal of a circuit court decision relating to the Foxconn project under an amendment Joint...

JFC co-chairs: Transpo package won’t enumerate I-94 east-west

The transportation package the Joint Finance Committee expects to take up today would not enumerate I-94 east-west or the north leg of the Zoo...
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JFC approves GOP K-12 education plan along party lines

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines Monday to tweak Gov. Scott Walker’s K-12 education plan by adding a boost for low-spending...

JFC to meet Sept. 5 on transportation, taxes

The Joint Finance Committee is meeting Sept. 5 to take up transportation, taxes and the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Specific items on the agenda...
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JFC GOP K-12 plan calls for boosting low-spending districts, raising statewide voucher income caps

GOP lawmakers today are calling for boosting low-spending districts and raising the family income limits for the statewide voucher program as part of a...
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