Stories tagged: "state budget"


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How Little Boulder Junction Went Big on Bringing Broadband to Town

A local effort to overhaul a small town’s internet shows how government and the private sector can work together to get things done.

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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.

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Price Tag of Republicans’ Big Tax Break for Business Approaches $3 Billion

The credit does not require proof of job creation and is heavily skewed toward Wisconsin’s wealthiest tax filers.

The east entrance to the Wisconsin state Capitol on February 8, 2022. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
Tax Rebates, Local Services, Skateboard Parks—Lot of Ideas for Budget Surplus

Gov. Evers proposes checks and education, Republicans want to wait until 2023, but a research group suggests local governments should benefit.

Gov. Tony Evers delivers the 2022 State of the State address. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Evers on Budget Surplus: ‘This Is the People’s Money, Give It Back.’

Governor uses State of the State to call the Legislature into special session, but Republicans want to wait until after Evers wins or loses reelection.

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.