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WED PM Update: Cullen says he’ll pass on 2018 guv bid; JFC agency briefings...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Former Dem state Sen. Tim Cullen announced today he will not run for guv in 2018,...

Zimmerman pushes back against claims of low morale at King vets home

Veterans Affairs Secretary Dan Zimmerman today disputed claims that staff morale is low at the King Veterans Home, saying staff feels they’re portrayed as...
Budget BLOG

AG Schimel disputes there’s a rape kit ‘backlog’ even though 6,000 untested

AG Brad Schimel today disputed his agency has a backlog of untested rape kits, even though earlier this year there were some 6,000 stored...

WED News Summary: JFC hears from agency heads on Walker’s budget plan

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

WED AM Update: JFC agency briefings; Holtz launches radio ad

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- JFC Dems hammered the Department of Corrections during agency briefings, though they...

Holtz releases radio ad with appeal to Wisconsin moms

State schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz is going up on radio around the state with an appeal to Wisconsin moms. The 60-second ad also features...

Nicole Schneider considering challenging Baldwin for U.S. Senate

Nicole Schneider, the research officer with Green Bay Area Catholic Education and daughter-in-law of the former Schneider Trucking head, is considering a bid for...

Committee hears testimony on federal balanced budget amendment

Republican backers of a federal balanced budget amendment said today it's needed to help address the nation's historically high debt levels. But critics said the...

Senate committee passes high-capacity wells bill 3-2

A Senate committee voted 3-2 along party lines on a bill today that would roll back Department of Natural Resources oversight of high-capacity wells. The...

DSPS secretary says agency wants to ‘remove barriers’ to entering workforce

Joint Finance has wrapped up for the day after hearing from DSPS Secretary Laura Gutierrez, who said the agency wants to eliminate unnecessary licensing...

Dems criticize Corrections as Litscher testifies at JFC

JFC Dems today hammered at the Department of Corrections, though they credited Secretary Jon Litscher for making significant progress on several issues. Litscher highlighted some...

TUE PM Update: JFC members express skepticism of state self-insurance proposal

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel today defended the guv's call to move state employees to a self-insurance...
Budget BLOG

Roggensack asks JFC for help in boosting judicial pay

Chief Justice Pat Roggensack made a pitch today to the Joint Finance Committee to increase judicial pay, but nix the plan Gov. Scott Walker...
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...
Budget BLOG

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...
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