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MON PM Update: Lawmakers consider working off agencies’ base budgets instead of Walker’s plan

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs said today lawmakers haven't yet decided whether they'll work off agencies'...

Citizens sound off on several budget items at JFC hearing

Citizens today pressed JFC members on a wide range of budget items, including boosting funding for K-12 and increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates. Lawmakers heard testimony...

UW students ask lawmakers to remove fee opt-out proposal from budget

UW System students today slammed Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to let students opt out of paying some student fees, saying the move would lead...

UW-Platteville asks JFC members to approve new engineering building

UW-Platteville leaders and community members asked JFC members to approve a new engineering building that Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to defer. UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis...

School leaders ask JFC to keep Walker’s proposed K-12 funding boost

Public school leaders today praised Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed K-12 funding increase and asked Joint Finance Committee members to support it. They spoke on the...

MON AM Update: JFC to hold public hearing on state budget in Platteville today;...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee will be in Platteville today for the first...

School district officials: Open enrollment breeds competition

In the nearly two decades since open enrollment began, districts with higher student populations like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay are among the those...

Source: Dem Bakken opts against guv bid

Dem Mark Bakken, a Madison businessman who co-founded Nordic Consulting and then left to launch the venture capital firm HealthX Ventures, has decided against...

Lobbying efforts jump $5 million in 2015-16 session, hitting $62.7 million

Outside groups spent $62.7 million trying to influence the state Capitol in the 2015-16 session, $5 million more than they dropped on those efforts...

FRI REPORT: Lobbying efforts jump $5 million in 2015-16 session, hitting $62.7 million

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Lobbying efforts jump $5 million in 2015-16 session, hitting...

FRI News Summary: Transpo funding fight; 2018 guv’s race; JFC wraps up agency briefings

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FRI AM Update: JFC completes agency briefings; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee's agency briefings wrapped up last night. The last item...

DWD’s Allen defends against Dem concerns that Walker’s harming workforce fairness

The Joint Finance agency briefings are officially wrapped up after testimony from the Department of Workforce Development and the Labor and Industry Review Commission. DWD Secretary Ray...

Dems introduce bill limiting solitary confinement for those with mental illness

Three Milwaukee Dems introduced a bill today that would limit the number of days a person with a serious mental illness could be placed...

Senate committee approves proposal on federal balanced budget amendment

A Senate committee today on a 3-2 party-line vote OK'd resolutions requesting a constitutional convention on a balanced budget amendment. The GOP members of the...