Stories tagged: "budget"


President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Deficit Reduction, Lower Costs Cornerstone Of Biden Budget

Based on the Biden Budget proposed last month, it’s clear what the President values — deficit reduction, a fairer tax code, and lower costs.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ron Johnson’s Record on Aid to Ukraine Mirrors His Inconsistent Approach to Spending

Since 2014, when Russia first invaded and annexed the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine, Johnson voted against providing aid to Ukraine five different times.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the 2020 State of the State address Jan. 22, 2020 at the Capitol in Madison. (Photo © Andy Manis)
State of the State Should Remind That Government Can Help, Top Dems Say

Reps. Greta Neubauer and Kalan Haywood say the state is going in a positive direction, but they want to make sure everyone is along for the ride.

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019 file photo Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an interview during the National Governors Association 2019 winter meeting in Washington. Evers is releasing his first state budget to a skeptical Republican Legislature, with many of his proposals likely dead on arrival and others unlikely to pass without significant changes. Evers, a Democrat, unveils his plan Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 during a joint meeting of the Legislature. That will kick off a monthslong process of lobbying, cajoling, bartering and begging over the roughly $76 billion spending plan that affects nearly every person in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
Evers Plan Would Use Budget Surplus to Provide Tax Rebate, Help Education and Child care

Gov. Tony Evers released a plan to give each Wisconsin resident a $150 tax rebate and put $750 million toward education, but Republicans in the Legislature rejected his proposal.

Communities across Wisconsin have discovered high levels of PFAS contamination in their water supplies. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
A Quarter of Eau Claire’s Municipal Wells Have PFAS Contamination, City Announces

City shuts down four of 16 wells after tests show elevated levels of harmful PFAS.

Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) speaks ahead of the Wisconsin Senate's vote to pass the 2021-23 state budget. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Faced With Billions of New Dollars, GOP Lawmakers Make ‘Minimum Investments’ As Budget Goes to Evers’ Desk

Despite a massive, unexpected surplus, Republican lawmakers opted to spend the vast majority of the money on tax cuts. The ball is now in Evers’ court.

Goyke, Evers, Vos, LeMahieu
Evers Wants to Use $4.4 Billion Surplus on Schools. GOP Wants Tax Cuts.

“There’s no excuse” to not use the massive surplus for infrastructure and small business aid, Evers says.