Harsdorf Statement On Budget Surplus

“Today’s updated revenue estimates are encouraging and a positive development as we work on the state budget. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s memo showing $575 million in additional revenue over three years shows the value of the tough budget decisions we made last session to get our state’s fiscal house in order.” “While this is good…
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Encouraging Good Government By Reforming Recalls

Given our state’s experiences with recalls in recent years, many citizens have raised concerns that the recall provision in our state Constitution has been subverted for political gain, rather than for addressing corrupt behavior by elected officials. As we saw in the non-stop election cycle we found ourselves in during 2011 and 2012, special interests…
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Harsdorf Lauds Western Wisconsin Budget Hearing

(Wisconsin State Capitol) – The co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) announced a series of public hearings around the state this week to receive input from citizens on the state budget. The Joint Committee on Finance is the legislative committee responsible for reviewing and making changes to the state budget. Among the locations…
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Wisconsin Ag Exports At Record High

Wisconsin is well known for its strong agricultural heritage and agriculture continues to be one of the state’s largest industries.  Fittingly, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) recently announced that 2012 was a record-setting year for Wisconsin’s agricultural exports.  Wisconsin exported over $2.9 billion worth of agricultural products last year to 149…
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Responsible Mining Legislation Advances

Given the State Legislature’s focus on economic development and encouraging job creation, our priorities continue to center on building upon last session’s improvements in our business climate.  One proposal that is part of our jobs agenda is legislation to update and modernize Wisconsin’s laws relating to iron ore mining. Working from legislation that was considered…
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