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Budget BLOG

JFC members express reservations to ETF about self-insurance plan

Lawmakers on both sides said they have deep reservations on Walker’s self-insurance proposal, questioning Department of Employee Trust Funds officials on whether the agency’s...
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DOA officials defend guv’s budget to JFC as agency briefings kick off

DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel today defended the guv’s call to move state employees to a self-insurance model as Joint Finance Committee members raise concerns...

TUE News Summary: JFC approves bills to fight opioid abuse; House GOP to continue...

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TUE AM Update: Craig, Felzkowski propose bill to allow concealed carry without permit

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- GOP Sen. Dave Craig and Rep. Mary Felzkowski...

Dan Kohl, former senator’s nephew, considering run against Grothman

Dan Kohl, the nephew of former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, is considering a bid against GOP U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman next year, according to...

Mason plans to run for Racine mayor as Dickert leaves for new job

Dem state Rep. Cory Mason said today he plans to run for Racine mayor in a special election, saying it would give him a...

Greater Wisconsin Committee praises Evers in new TV ad

A new TV ad from the progressive Greater Wisconsin Committee praising Evers started today in Green Bay and Milwaukee. The 30-second ad touts "increased academic...

Evers outraises Holtz by more than double as election nears

State Superintendent Tony Evers' campaign says he raised $217,616 in the run-up to the April 4 election, more than doubling what challenger Lowell Holtz...

MON PM Update: DPI fundraising; Mason to run for Racine mayor; JFC approves opioid...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Superintendent Tony Evers' campaign says he raised $217,616 in the run-up to the April 4...
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JFC signs off on bill eliminating work permits for those 16, 17

The Joint Finance Committee signed off eliminating the requirement that minors aged 16 or 17 obtain a child work permit over Dem objections it...
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JFC unanimously signs off on bills to battle opioid addiction

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a series of bills today designed to combat opioid addiction after shooting down several Dem amendments. That included one...
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JFC shoots down Stewardship purchase over price, appraisals

The Joint Finance Committee today 12-4 rejected using $346,100 from the Stewardship Fund to help buy 102.5 acres in Dane County after GOP members...

MON News Summary: Ryan’s rough week; Walker urges Congress to move on to tax...

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MON AM Update: JFC to take up opioid abuse bills, other matters today; ‘UpFront’...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee will meet today to take up nine bills...

LFB projects more than $1 billion structural deficit under Walker’s budget

The state would face a structural deficit of more than $1 billion to start the 2019-21 biennium under the guv's budget for the next...