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
4:54 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Plenty of Ideas for Spending Wisconsin Budget Surplus

Wisconsin is expected to take in $911 million more in revenue, than anticipated, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

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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
12:51 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Report: Developer Interested in Buying Several State Office Buildings

It appears at least one real estate developer has expressed interest in buying public buildings in Wisconsin. Sales are allowable, under the new state budget.

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Politics & Government
6:19 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

With New Budget Signed, Walker's 'Living Experiment' Continues

Analyst Rob Henken says the state budget is a "balancing act" between policy priorities.
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Governor Scott Walker signed the biennial state budget into law this past Sunday, using his substantial line item veto power to eliminate 58 items from the document.

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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
12:56 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Waukesha's Vrakas Praises New State Budget

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas says there are several items in the new two-year state budget that will help Waukesha County, such as increased transit aid.

He adds that he's confident local officials will craft effective strategies to handle things the new spending plan will make more challenging

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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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