Joint Finance Committee http://wuwm.com en Joint Finance Committee Approves State Budget Following All Night Session http://wuwm.com/post/joint-finance-committee-approves-state-budget-following-all-night-session <p>State income taxes would be cut by nearly twice as much as proposed by the Walker administration following approval of a new state budget earlier today by the Joint Finance committee. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:01:49 +0000 Bob Bach 4996 at http://wuwm.com Joint Finance Committee Approves State Budget Following All Night Session Big Decisions Loom For Joint Finance Committee http://wuwm.com/post/big-decisions-loom-joint-finance-committee <p> This is the final scheduled day of meetings for the Joint Finance Committee. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:43:35 +0000 Bob Bach 4906 at http://wuwm.com Big Decisions Loom For Joint Finance Committee Joint Finance Approves Measure to Move Milwaukee Crime Lab http://wuwm.com/post/joint-finance-approves-measure-move-milwaukee-crime-lab <p>The Milwaukee Crime Lab could be moved out of the city, under a budget provision the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee approved Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 4026 at http://wuwm.com Joint Finance Approves Measure to Move Milwaukee Crime Lab 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 Approves Governor's Property Sales Proposal http://wuwm.com/post/joint-finance-approves-governors-property-sales-proposal <p>Gov. Scott Walker got much of what he wanted Tuesday from the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee. It agreed to give the governor power to sell or lease state property, and without a competitive bidding process.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 3802 at http://wuwm.com Joint Finance Approves Governor's Property Sales Proposal Finance Committee Weighs Future of County Conservationists, Buy Local Program http://wuwm.com/post/finance-committee-weighs-future-county-conservationists-buy-local-program <p><strong>Why should the State maintain funding for county conservationists? One analyst explains they help farmers - and Wisconsin's water.</strong></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:49:49 +0000 Susan Bence & Stephanie Lecci 3774 at http://wuwm.com Finance Committee Weighs Future of County Conservationists, Buy Local Program Joint Finance Cuts Back Stewardship Funding http://wuwm.com/post/joint-finance-cuts-back-stewardship-funding <p>A party-line vote cut funding to Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program by $63.5 million dollars over the next seven years.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 03:14:25 +0000 Susan Bence 3344 at http://wuwm.com Joint Finance Cuts Back Stewardship Funding 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