Politics & Government
11:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

County Worker Contributions One Key to Abele's Budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's proposed 2015 budget holds the line on taxes, but at a cost for some employees.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Analyst: Wisconsin Could Exercise Several Options to Reduce Deficit

The Walker Administration found out this week the state is looking at a projected $1.8 billion shortfall.
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Wisconsin’s candidates for governor are trading barbs, over new budget projections.

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Politics & Government
4:18 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

State Could Have $1.8 Billion Shortfall in Next Biennial Budget

The governor and Legislature will draw up a new two-year budget before July 1 of next year
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The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released new figures Monday, regarding a projected deficit in Wisconsin’s structural budget.

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Politics & Government
4:47 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Two Legislative Committees Grill WEDC

Legislators are looking into a variety of ways to rein in the economic agency, in the wake of a scathing report from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau
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Two legislative panels sunk their teeth into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. on Thursday. A state audit has revealed evidence that WEDC gave taxpayer money to ineligible recipients and did not properly track loans and grants.

The Joint Finance committee voted to give WEDC $59M in the 2013-14 state budget but nothing in 2014-15 unless it improves.

The Joint Audit committee grilled WEDC executives for more than four hours.

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Politics & Government
3:42 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Grapple With Huge Transportation Deficit

The Joint Finance committee will take up the state transportation budget on Tuesday.
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One of the big budget items coming before the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Tuesday will be transportation.

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