Wisconsin News -- Republican leaders are still confident that the current version of the new budget is basically the one that will pass both houses this week. The state Assembly is scheduled to start debating the two-year, $68-billion package of spending and new policies. They’re expected to take a break tonight before approving the budget tomorrow.
Wisconsin News -- After 20 minutes of debate this morning, Democrats screamed through a roll call vote on a bill that might force Appleton’s Planned Parenthood clinic to close – and to make abortion candidates get ultrasounds so they could see what they were giving up
Wisconsin News -- The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism uncovers a lot of things – but one thing it doesn’t know is why the center’s being targeted in the new state budget. The Joint Finance Committee voted early yesterday to remove the center from its UW-Madison facility, and prohibit university employees from doing any more work for the group.
“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 can afford.”
Wisconsin News -- A new state budget was endorsed today that would cut taxes, reform Medicaid, expand private school choice, freeze U-W tuition, make it harder to keep jobless-and-food stamp benefits, and protect large dairy farms – among other things.
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