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Officials deny national report that Wisconsin's budget is in dire straits
State officials deny that Wisconsin's budget is in dire straits. And they take issue with a report from yesterday that Wisconsin and Illinois share the nation's ninth-worst budget crisis. The Pew Center on the States said Wisconsin is just as bad off as California, which is on the...
November 12, 2009 - 9:00am
July 14, 2009
Scramble to finish state budget causes costly error in school aid
As lawmakers scrambled to finish the new state budget last month, they apparently made a costly mistake. State school superintendent Tony Evers said legislators decided how much state aid schools would get by using outdated figures from 2007, instead of the numbers from last year....
July 14, 2009 - 9:00am
June 26, 2009
Controversial farmland assessment law still in state budget
It appears that a controversial change in Wisconsin's farmland assessment law is still in the state budget. The Legislature's final version of the two-year package was approved by the Senate overnight. And at first glance, the budget still includes a measure to end the state's...
June 26, 2009 - 9:04am
June 25, 2009
Conference committee reports no progress on state budget agreement
A six-member conference committee was quickly formed Wednesday to reach an agreement on the new state budget. Four Democrats and two Republicans met publicly for 2.5 hours. But they did not resolve any of the 180 differences between the Assembly and Senate versions of the two-year,...
June 25, 2009 - 9:00am
June 24, 2009
Democratic leaders met in secret to try to reach a budget agreement
Democratic legislative leaders met secretly Wednesday to try and hammer out an agreement on the new state budget. Gov. Jim Doyle says the budget needs to be signed by next Wednesday or else the state would miss deadlines to qualify for certain federal funds. Tuesday, Doyle ordered...
June 24, 2009 - 9:02am
June 23, 2009
No action on proposed state budget has Doyle concerned
No legislative action is planned today on the proposed state budget and that's got Gov. Jim Doyle concerned. The governor says he must sign certain parts of the budget by July 1 to make sure Wisconsin gets all the federal stimulus money it's counting on and to make sure the proposed...
June 23, 2009 - 9:00am
June 19, 2009
Local dispatch centers short-changed by new state budget
The people who answer our calls for help say they could use some help themselves. Local dispatch centers like La Crosse, which operate separately from law enforcement agencies, are not getting a cut of Wisconsin's new 75-cent monthly telephone fee that's going to local police and...
June 19, 2009 - 9:34am
Government watch dogs not happy that state budget might be drafted in secret
State government watch dogs are not happy to hear that a final legislative agreement on the new state budget might be drafted in secret. Jay Heck of Common Cause says people will wonder what got promised to who. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says it makes taxpayers...
June 19, 2009 - 9:32am
June 17, 2009
Proposed state budget holds $37 million in pet projects
The Assembly's version of the proposed state budget contains almost $37 million in pet projects for the districts of majority Democrats. That's according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which lists a $0.5 million for an opera house in Oshkosh, another $0.5 million for a shooting...
June 17, 2009 - 9:56am
Senators debate new state budget today
Wisconsin senators are scheduled to begin debate this afternoon on their version of the new state budget. Majority Democrats have spent the last two days in closed-door meetings to decide what they plan to pass. Their changes have not been disclosed. But Majority Leader Russ Decker...
June 17, 2009 - 9:04am
June 15, 2009
Senate leaders promise to work quickly to pass their version of the new state budget
Wisconsin Senate leaders promise to work quickly to pass their version of the new state budget. Majority Leader Russ Decker says his 18-member caucus will review the Assembly's changes, and get the package to the full Senate floor as quickly as possible. If the Senate changes...
June 15, 2009 - 9:00am
June 11, 2009
Assembly is expected to vote today on the proposed new budget
The Wisconsin Assembly is expected to vote today on the proposed new state budget, after majority Democrats made some big changes Wednesday. They modified the new oil profits' tax, so it comes out to an increase for drivers of 4 cents a gallon. They dropped the controversial legal...
June 11, 2009 - 10:05am
June 9, 2009
Wisconsin's poorer school districts could take a harder hit under new budget
Wisconsin's poorer school districts could be hit harder than richer ones under the new state budget. The poorest districts generally get bigger percentages of their budgets in state aid, which would be cut 2.5 percent to help cover the state's deficit. Also, schools face possible...
June 9, 2009 - 8:55am
June 5, 2009
Democrats raise concerns major parts of new state budget
Majority Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly are questioning parts of the new state budget endorsed a week ago by the Joint Finance Committee. Party members held a three-hour open session Thursday before going behind closed doors to discuss strategy. Some raised concerns about...
June 5, 2009 - 9:15am
May 28, 2009
Committee is set to wrap up work today on new state budget
The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is expected to make its final recommendations today on the proposed state budget. It's going to be a long day, as the panel will consider dozens of Gov. Jim Doyle's most controversial proposals. The committee canceled a public meeting...
May 28, 2009 - 9:00am