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Cross says Walker proposal best in a decade but needs some changes

UW System President Ray Cross said today Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal for UW is the best "we've had in over a decade," though...

Walker announces executive order easing access to government records

Gov. Scott Walker today announced an executive order aimed at easing access to government records while declaring next week as Sunshine Week. Walker's order requires...

Walker budget scraps analysis on relocating DNR’s forester headquarters

Gov. Scott Walker's budget item calling for the relocation of the DNR's chief forester tosses out a previously ordered study that sought cost estimates...

JFC Dems say Republicans met privately with ETF on self-insurance

Dem members of the Joint Finance Committee accused their GOP counterparts of improperly receiving a briefing on the guv's self-insurance plan for state employees. But...

Schraa says amendment to eliminate secretary of state office probable

Rep. Michael Schraa, who authored the amendment to eliminate the office of state treasurer, says there's a "high probability" that either he or another...

WED PM Update: Tentative schedule set for JFC hearings, votes on 2017-19 budget

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Joint Finance tentatively plans to kick off its public hearings on the budget April 3 in...

Building Commission signs off on Walker’s 2017-19 capital budget

The state Building Commission today signed off on Walker's 2017-19 capital budget proposal. Walker's proposal recommended $803 million in building projects, including $75 million for...

Walker to announce measures following bomb threats at Jewish community center

Gov. Scott Walker said today he would soon announce a number of steps to address bomb threats made against a Jewish community center in...

Wisconsinites would save $44 a year on average under Walker income tax plan

Wisconsinites would save $44 a year, on average, under Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reduce rates for the lowest two tax brackets and expand...

Mandela Barnes to seek state Dem party no. 3 position

Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes, who decided against a run for state Dem chair, tells WisPolitics.com he has decided to seek the party's No....

Two GOP lawmakers want inspector general at DOT

Two GOP legislators want the Department of Transportation to be overseen by an inspector general after a critical audit of the agency released six...

Wis. Supreme Court rules Madison bus passengers can carry concealed weapons

The state Supreme Court today ruled 5-2 passengers on Madison buses can carry concealed weapons. The court sided with gun advocates and Wisconsin Carry, which...

Walker declines to fully back GOP health care bill as some raise concerns

Gov. Scott Walker said today he's glad House Republicans are looking to repeal the Affordable Care Act since "Obamacare is collapsing." But he did not...

TUE PM Update: Fiscal Bureau releases analysis of Walker’s budget; reaction to House GOP...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The guv's budget would cut off the domestic partners of deceased public employees from purchasing health...

MON PM Update: Millis resigns from Elections Commission to return to lobbying

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Elections Commission member Don Millis has resigned from the board because he is poised to begin...
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