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Jun 9, 2023

School safety gutted by Wisconsin GOP despite record surplus

The JFC motion approved $10 million increase, $82 million short of Ever's request. Funding of 3 additional forensic toxicologists at the state crime labs approved.

Aug 18, 2022

Republicans block Evers spending plan for opioid settlement

The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee objected Wednesday to Gov. Tony Evers' plans to spend $31 million Wisconsin is slated to receive in a multi-state settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the opioid crisis.

Jun 17, 2021

Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee planned to complete its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month.

Jun 14, 2021

JFC approves budget increases for courts, DAs, public defenders

The Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance has approved budget increases for state courts, district attorneys and public defenders.

Jun 7, 2021

Report: State courts, DOJ, DOC spent $97M on contractors in 2020

A report from the Wisconsin Department of Administration shows state agencies within the criminal-justice system spent more than $97 million on services from outside contractors in fiscal year 2020.

May 6, 2021

JFC approves $10K settlement, juvenile treatment center expansion

The Joint Committee on Finance on Thursday approved a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit over improper dredging and an expansion project for a Madison juvenile-treatment center.

Mar 10, 2021

Wisconsin Legislature’s budget committee to hold 4 hearings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee plans to hold three in-person public hearings on Gov. Tony Evers’ $91 billion state budget proposal, with one virtual hearing for the first time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The in-person hearings will be in Whitewater, Rhinelander and Menomonie. “We are not going to […]

Feb 11, 2021

JFC approves farm runoff settlements, dismissal of multi-state post office suit

Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance has approved three settlements and the Wisconsin Department of Justice's request for dismissal of a multi-state lawsuit over post-office policies.

Jul 20, 2020

JFC conditionally approves funding for 2 Milwaukee ADA positions

The Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance has conditionally approved money for two full-time assistant district attorney positions in Milwaukee County.

Jun 16, 2020

AG to ask Republican lawmakers to sign off on 4 settlements

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Kaul was poised Tuesday to ask lawmakers to approve four more legal settlements under Wisconsin’s lame-duck laws. Kaul, a Democrat, was scheduled to present possible settlements to the Legislature’s Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee to resolve cases involving agricultural pollution, landfill viol[...]

Jun 1, 2020

JFC approves adding 20 new positions to manage CCAP

Wisconsin is adding 20 new employees to manage the state's CCAP services.

May 11, 2020

JFC considering request to add 20 new positions to manage CCAP

Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance is considering a request to add 20 new positions to manage the state's CCAP services.

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