Joint Finance Committee

Politics & Government
8:01 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Approves State Budget Following All Night Session

Budget committee members wrapped up work on the new state budget early this morning in Madison.

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.

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Politics & Government
8:43 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Big Decisions Loom For Joint Finance Committee

JFC members today will tackle major budget issues including school aids and Medicaid funding.
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This is the final scheduled day of meetings for the Joint Finance Committee.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Joint Finance Approves Measure to Move Milwaukee Crime Lab

The Joint Finance committee on Thursday approved a budget proposal that would move the Milwaukee Crime Lab out of the city.
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The Milwaukee Crime Lab could be moved out of the city, under a budget provision the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee approved Thursday.

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Politics & Government
7:23 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Busy Day Ahead for Joint Finance Committee

Highway funding, DNA collection and the UW system budget are among issues up for consideration today by the legislature's Joint Finance Committee.

Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee will consider multiple budget proposals today, including some that could prove contentious.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Joint Finance Approves Governor's Property Sales Proposal

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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.

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1:49 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Finance Committee Weighs Future of County Conservationists, Buy Local Program

Big rains carry unprotected soils and sediments from agricultural and construction sites into Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay (near Ashland, Wis.) It's these situations county conservation departments try to avoid.
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WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews Bridget Holcomb.

Why should the State maintain funding for county conservationists? One analyst explains they help farmers - and Wisconsin's water.

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10:14 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Joint Finance Cuts Back Stewardship Funding

Parcel of land preserved in Door County.

A party-line vote cut funding to Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program by $63.5 million dollars over the next seven years.

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Politics & Government
2:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Actions Wednesday

Among items the Legislature's budget committee approved Wednesday:

-- Adding 61 positions to Dept. of Revenue to collect delinquent taxes (estimated at $1 billion)

-- Spending $2 million federal to set up private deer hunts

-- Reducing wolf hunting license fees from $100 to $47 (residents) and $500 to $249 (non-residents)

-- Relaxing Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease testing protocols and allowing elk importation

-- Assigning the Dept. of Revenue to manage unclaimed funds, removing that duty from state Treasurer