Legislature Passes Budget Focused On Taxpayers And Jobs

The State Legislature passed the state budget bill this week, completing the process started earlier this year with the introduction of the Governor’s budget proposal. Following public hearings, agency briefings, and changes made by the budget-writing committee, the actions this week by the State Assembly and State Senate complete the Legislature’s work on the budget.…
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Harsdorf Applauds Finance Committee Action On Budget

Joint Committee on Finance advances budget on 12-4 vote “The tough decisions we made last session to balance the state budget are now paying off for taxpayers.  The budget surplus and growing revenue estimates are providing us with the opportunity to enact historic tax cuts and continue bringing government spending in line with what taxpayers…
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Harsdorf Praises U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On DNA Collection

Decision finds DNA collection at arrest law constitutional “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for victims of violent crimes and their families. The Supreme Court’s decision found that law enforcement may collect a DNA profile from a criminal arrested for a serious offense as a reasonable police procedure, likening a cheek…
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Budget Committee Approves Enhanced DNA Collection

The State Legislature’s budget-writing committee took up the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) budget on May 23rd and approved the Department’s proposal to enhance DNA collection on a bipartisan 13-3 vote. Support for this effort has continued to grow in Wisconsin as we seek to join 26 other states and the federal government in collecting DNA…
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Reform And Refocus Wisconsin’s Jobs Agency

This week brought Wisconsin more good news as we work to improve our state’s finances and encourage job creation. On the state budget, new tax collection data and revenue projections now show that over $500 million in revenue growth will occur over a three-year period, indicating a growing economy. At the same time, Chief Executive…
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