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Cross, GOP lawmakers skeptical on several parts of Walker’s UW proposals

UW System President Ray Cross told lawmakers Gov. Scott Walker’s budget is “the best budget the UW System has seen in a decade.” But he...

Cross says he supports audit on UW campus foundations

UW System President Ray Cross told the Joint Finance Committee today he supports an audit lawmakers approved today reviewing UW System campuses and their...

THU PM Update: Transpo funding battle heats up; Uihlein donates $2 million to PAC...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said today his Senate GOP caucus doesn't have the votes right now...

Tech colleges want lawmakers to scrap Walker’s tuition freeze

Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy today asked JFC members to scrap Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed tuition freeze from the budget. The provision --...

Stepp defends budget provision that cuts DNR’s magazine

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp today defended a budget provision that nixes the agency's magazine, saying that there's a “tremendous opportunity for...

PSC’s Nowak says Walker providing ‘unprecedented level’ of broadband grants

Public Service Commission Chair Ellen Nowak said today Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would provide an “unprecedented level of grant funding” for broadband expansion. But Joint...

THU News Summary: Walker’s veto threat; JFC agency briefings; Cullen passes on 2018 guv...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** April 5: A WisPolitics.com Conversation with Speaker Paul Ryan in DC --EARLY, ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY 3/31)-- When:...

THU AM Update: Walker warns he’d veto gas tax hike as JFC agency briefings...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee is back at it today after a late...

Ross fields intense questioning as he defends the guv’s transpo budget

JFC members grilled Transportation Secretary Dave Ross on what many of them see as a budget that lacks the funding to meet the state’s...

Lawmakers question WEDC’s Hogan on historic rehabilitation tax credit

Lawmakers peppered WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan with concerns about funding for a tax credit used to boost retail and develop opportunities in...

Dems highlight bill on independent investigations for inmates’ deaths

A bill that would require that an inmate's death in the custody of a correctional officer receives an independent investigation would increase transparency in...

Nicole Schneider says Baldwin is ‘part of the problem’

Nicole Schneider, who's weighing a bid for the U.S. Senate, says Dem Tammy Baldwin is "part of the problem" with career politicians who are...
Budget BLOG

Chandler defends manufacturing and ag credit

Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler on Wednesday challenged the contention the manufacturing and ag credit has become a giveaway to the wealthy, saying the top...

DCF’s Anderson: No ‘short-term fixes’ to poverty

Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson said today there aren’t any quick fixes to poverty and that lawmakers need to trust evidence-based...

Seemeyer says DHS will seek Medicaid flexibilities under Trump administration

Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer said today the Trump administration will give states more flexibility on Medicaid "even though health care reform...
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