Stories tagged: "wisconsin budget"


How Wisconsin Could Use The $70 Million It’ll Receive From the Big Ten Starting in 2023

Thanks to a new billion-dollar media deal with Fox, CBS, and NBC, the Big Ten will be sending an even bigger annual check Wisconsin's way beginning next year.

Why Wisconsin’s Senate Race May Be the Most Important in the Country

If current polling holds, Democrats could control 52 seats–enough to codify abortion rights, if Mandela Barnes defeats incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson this November.

Facing Skyrocketing Insulin Costs, Wisconsin Diabetics Watch as GOP Ignores Evers’ Latest Plan to Cap Prices

Living with diabetes has become unaffordable for many due to the rising cost of insulin. Wisconsin's governor says his state can’t afford to pass up another chance to help diabetics struggling to stay afloat.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.