Wisconsin budget

Politics & Government
9:53 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Governor Signs Budget Leaving Major Provisions Intact

The state's new budget is drawing favorable reviews from Republicans and criticism from Democrats
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The state's new two-year budget includes 57 vetoes by Gov. Walker, including of a bail bondsman program

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.

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Politics & Government
2:54 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Van Hollen Unhappy with Several GOP Budget Items

AG dislikes bail bond program and withholding DNA collections

Wisconsin Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen is not pleased with several provisions fellow Republicans tucked inside the proposed 2013-15 state budget.

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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
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

Politics & Government
10:36 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Wisconsin May Double Job Search Requirements

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.

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