Harsdorf: Use Surplus For Tax Relief, Budget Stability

Fiscal Responsibility and Growing Economy Creates State Budget Surplus (Wisconsin State Capitol – Madison) – Updated revenue estimates released this week by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau indicate that Wisconsin’s budget surplus will grow by $911 million by the end of the two-year budget. The increasing budget surplus is the result of our state’s growing…
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Harsdorf Bills Focused On Jobs And Economy Enacted

Legislation to spur worker training, ATV production signed into law (Wisconsin State Capitol – Madison) – A number of bills authored by State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) were recently signed into law by the Governor following the completion of the State Legislature’s fall session. These pieces of legislation continue to focus on encouraging job…
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Wisconsin’s Top Ten Of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, the end of the year provides us with a good time to reflect on the year’s happenings. Here is my list of the top ten headlines and events of the year in our state. Budget Surplus – The tough decisions made in the prior state budget along with economic…
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UW System Launches New Flexible Option Program

Last week brought some exciting news on innovation in higher education as the University of Wisconsin System announced plans to expand offerings through the Flexible Option degree program. Earlier this year, the State Legislature authorized the implementation of the Flexible Option degree program, a competency-based program which is designed to be a convenient way for…
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Green Tier Helping Businesses Protect Our Resources

Wisconsin has long been a leader in innovative public-private partnerships. One such partnership is the Green Tier program that encourages businesses to take a voluntary and active role in environmental management practices. For almost a decade, businesses have been able to work with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on a collaborative basis that promotes…
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