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Mar 3, 2023

Evers’ building budget has a few twists

After a gubernatorial election, the first job of the governor in the first year of the new term is unveiling the two-year state budget plan.

Nov 21, 2022

Wisconsin’s projected budget surplus grows to $6.6 billion

Wisconsin's projected state budget surplus is now forecast to hit nearly $6.6 billion by July, up from earlier $5 billion estimates, according to a report released Monday from Gov. Tony Evers' administration.

Members of the Wisconsin Judicial Council discuss the status of a budget request during a meeting on Friday.
Feb 19, 2021

Judicial Council considers options after Evers rejects budget request

The Wisconsin Judicial Council is considering its options after another unsuccessful attempt to restore its funding.

Feb 17, 2021

Legal field highlights of Gov. Evers’ $91 billion state budget plan

Highlights of Gov. Tony Evers' state budget proposal submitted to the Legislature on Tuesday.

Feb 16, 2021

Evers calls for justice reform in state budget proposal

Gov. Tony Evers called on the Republican-controlled Legislature Tuesday to bolster funding for K-12 and higher education and reform both the state's criminal justice systems, while delivering a state budget with $1 billion in taxes increases and liberal policy priorities that are almost certainly dead on arrival.

Jun 26, 2019

Highlights of Wisconsin’s state budget

The Wisconsin Senate is expected to give final approval to the state budget on Wednesday. After that, it will head to Gov. Tony Evers, who can sign it into law with no changes, sign it with alterations made through his partial-veto powers, or veto the entire plan.

Sep 21, 2017

Walker signs state budget in advance of re-election run

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday signed the state’s long-delayed budget, a spending plan he will tout as he travels the state as he gets into full-time campaign mode for his re-election bid next year.

Jul 25, 2017

Madison lawyers keeping an eye on state budget

Although the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently wrapped up its latest term, releasing its final decision for the period earlier this month and selecting which rule-change proposals it will hear next term, lawyers haven't necessarily taken their eyes off the Capitol.

Jun 15, 2017

Budget panel votes to eliminate domestic-partner registry

Domestic partners of state and local Wisconsin government workers would no longer have state health coverage and other benefits under a vote by the Legislature's budget-writing committee.

May 3, 2017

Federal budget proposal would deal blow to civil legal aid groups, pro bono program

Although President Donald Trump has struggled to deliver on many of his campaign promises in his first 100 days in office, legal-aid advocates are still worried about a budget proposal that could leave thousands of residents who can’t afford legal representation fending for themselves.

May 1, 2017

Budget committee puts off decision on raises for state judges

Judges around the state will be getting some kind of raise, but exactly how much has yet to be determined, leaders of a state budget panel say.

Mar 2, 2017

Lawmaker calls for Constitutional convention

A Republican state lawmaker is calling for a Constitutional convention to force adoption of a balanced budget amendment.

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