Taxpayers Score With New Bucks Deal

One of the proposals that received significant attention in the Governor’s budget was a $220 million plan to help construct a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. This initiative has garnered much discussion and debate, as legislators have sought a better deal for the state by bringing all the stakeholders to the table to negotiate.…
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Legislature Improves Budget And Protects Taxpayers

The state budget process came to an end last week as the State Legislature passed the amended budget bill, which was signed into law by the Governor over the weekend. Beginning with the introduction of the Governor’s budget bill earlier this year, the budget debate has proven challenging as we worked to invest in our…
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Transportation Fund Facing Critical Crossroads

As the State Legislature’s budget writing committee, the Joint Committee on Finance, approaches the end of its work in modifying the Governor’s budget proposal, the transportation fund is one of the few remaining issues pending before the Committee. There continues to be significant debate and discussion among transportation stakeholders, local elected officials, and legislators regarding…
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Harsdorf Votes To Save SeniorCare And Fund Schools

The State Legislature’s budget writing committee, the Joint Committee on Finance, continued its work this week in making modifications to the Governor’s budget proposal. Following several public hearings around the state on the budget in March, the Committee began voting on changes to the budget bill in April and is anticipated to finish its work…
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UW And Business Are Powerful Partners For Growth

The Governor’s budget proposal for the University of Wisconsin System has sparked a debate on the role and mission of this world-class institution to our state. As policy makers discuss the implications of the current two-year budget on the UW System, the decisions made in the coming months will have a lasting effect on our…
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