Wisconsin budget http://wuwm.com en Governor Signs Budget Leaving Major Provisions Intact http://wuwm.com/post/governor-signs-budget-leaving-major-provisions-intact <p>Gov. Scott Walker has signed a new two-year, $68 billion budget. It includes a $650 million income tax cut, expands private school vouchers, rejects a federal expansion of Medicaid and bans existing residency rules. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:53:01 +0000 Bob Bach 7057 at http://wuwm.com Governor Signs Budget Leaving Major Provisions Intact Van Hollen Unhappy with Several GOP Budget Items http://wuwm.com/post/van-hollen-unhappy-several-gop-budget-items <p>Wisconsin Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen is not pleased with several provisions fellow Republicans tucked inside the proposed 2013-15 state budget. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:54:34 +0000 Marge Pitrof 6538 at http://wuwm.com Van Hollen Unhappy with Several GOP Budget Items Busy Day Ahead for Joint Finance Committee http://wuwm.com/post/busy-day-ahead-joint-finance-committee <p> Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee will consider multiple budget proposals today, including some that could prove contentious. Thu, 23 May 2013 12:23:52 +0000 Bob Bach 3926 at http://wuwm.com Busy Day Ahead for Joint Finance Committee Joint Finance Committee Actions Wednesday http://wuwm.com/post/joint-finance-committee-actions-wednesday <p>Among items the Legislature's budget committee approved Wednesday:</p><p>-- Adding 61 positions to Dept. of Revenue to collect delinquent taxes (estimated at $1 billion)</p><p>-- Spending $2 million federal to set up private deer hunts</p><p>-- Reducing wolf hunting license fees from $100 to $47 (residents) and $500 to $249 (non-residents)</p><p>-- Relaxing Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease testing protocols and allowing elk importation</p><p>-- Assigning the Dept. of Revenue to manage unclaimed funds, removing that duty from state Treasurer</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:27:37 +0000 Marge Pitrof 3319 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin May Double Job Search Requirements http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-may-double-job-search-requirements <p>Laid-off workers in Wisconsin may have to search for four jobs a week – rather than two, if they want to continue receiving unemployment compensation. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved the higher standard on Monday. Now it’s part of the proposed state budget, and would give Wisconsin one of the highest standards in the country. Tue, 14 May 2013 15:36:35 +0000 Marge Pitrof 3217 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin May Double Job Search Requirements