state budget

Politics & Government
4:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Walker Administration Projects $2 Billion Budget Deficit

The Walker Administration on Thursday projected a $2.2 billion budget shortfall for the next biennium.
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Gov. Scott Walker's administration says Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion budget shortfall by mid-2017.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Plenty of Ideas on How to Handle Wisconsin's Transportation Budget Shortfall

State lawmakers will have to deal with a huge deficit in the transportation budget when they return in January.
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Wisconsin may have to plug a $700 million shortfall in its next transportation budget.

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Politics & Government
4:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Lower Tax Collections Create $281 million Shortfall in State Budget

It appears lawmakers will have to find a way to close an unexpected hole in the budget
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The State Department of Revenue has released tax collection totals for Fiscal Year 2014.

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Politics & Government
2:17 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Gov. Walker's Tax Cut Plan on Legislative Fast Track

State lawmakers Tuesday are batting around a plan by Gov. Walker to cut property taxes by $100 million.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Milwaukee to Enforce Residency Rule, Despite New State Budget

Milwaukee has had a residency rule for 75 years. The biennial budget that Gov. Walker signed on Sunday wipes out residency requirements for municipal workers statewide.

The Common Council has voted to continue requiring city workers to live in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
12:21 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Barrett: Walker’s Budget Unfairly Attacks Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s mayor says it’s almost as if the state budget goes out of its way to harm the city.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

City Might Fight to Retain Residency Rules

Gov. Walker could wipe out Milwaukee’s long-standing residency requirement this weekend.

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Politics & Government
4:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

State Assembly Passes $68 Billion Budget to Senate

The state Assembly passed the budget which is now headed to the Senate
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The state Assembly Wednesday advanced a budget for Wisconsin. The votes in favor were all Republican. Democrats voted against the package, with three GOP Assemblymen joining the opposition.

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Politics & Government
6:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Legislature Approves Venture Capital Fund

Gov. Walker is expected to sign the bill into law
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A venture capital bill is on its way to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

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Politics & Government
6:46 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Fiscal Bureau Report Projects Looming Budget Deficit

Wisconsin may face a half billion dollar deficit in 2015 due to action in this budget period by the Walker administration and Republican lawmakers.

A non-partisan state government agency is predicting a possible budget shortfall in the next cycle.

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