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A Tale of Two Tax Cuts – Evers Cuts Taxes For Some By Raising Taxes On Others
At a recent press conference and in debate at the Joint Finance Committee, it has been suggested that Gov. Tony Evers’ budget is a better value for taxpayers because it cuts taxes more than the JFC-passed budget. But that suggestion doesn’t hold water when Evers’ spending proposal is viewed as a whole.  Read More A Tale of Two Tax Cuts – Evers Cuts Taxes For Some By Raising Taxes On Others
Big Labor-Friendly Madison City Council Has To Be Reminded Union Exclusivity Contracts Are Illegal
By M.D. Kittle - Some liberal lawmakers still can't seem to accept Wisconsin’s worker freedom laws. And plenty of unions refuse, too.    Read More Big Labor-Friendly Madison City Council Has To Be Reminded Union Exclusivity Contracts Are Illegal
MacIver Newsmakers: Sen. Kathy Bernier Says Wisconsin Has A ‘Vulnerability’ In Its Voter Registration System
By M.D. Kittle - State Sen. Kathy Bernier doesn't think much of a Democratic Party of Wisconsin resolution that waters down Wisconsin's voter registration law. Voter registration is voter integrity, Bernier tells MacIver News Service.   Read More MacIver Newsmakers: Sen. Kathy Bernier Says Wisconsin Has A ‘Vulnerability’ In Its Voter Registration System
Finance Committee Passes $536 Million Tax Cut Package, Finishing Its Work on 2019-21 Budget
By Ola Lisowski - Republicans in the Joint Finance Committee voted to cut taxes by more than $530 million Thursday, finishing their work on the 2019-21 budget and passing the document out of committee. The vote follows more than a month of JFC meetings on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal.  Read More Finance Committee Passes $536 Million Tax Cut Package, Finishing Its Work on 2019-21 Budget
ChartSmart: Taxes
By Ola Lisowski - Welcome to ChartSmart. Today, we're focusing on taxes.   Read More ChartSmart: Taxes
Rep. Taylor, Democrats Mock The Obamacare Exchange And The Affordability Of ACA Health Insurance
At a Joint Finance executive session last week, Rep. Chris Taylor mocked the notion that subsidized Obamacare plans could possibly be affordable. Her comments were an effort to justify the expansion of Medicaid to a population between 100-138 percent of the federal poverty level that already has access to affordable, private sector health insurance thanks to existing taxpayer subsidies.  Read More Rep. Taylor, Democrats Mock The Obamacare Exchange And The Affordability Of ACA Health Insurance
Mini Transportation Reform Package Putting Back Some Beef In DOT Accountability
By M.D. Kittle - After the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee passed a transportation budget heavy on spending and light on agency accountability, some fiscal hawks felt a lot like Clara Peller.   Read More Mini Transportation Reform Package Putting Back Some Beef In DOT Accountability
Finance Committee Sends $1.9 Billion More to Statewide Building Projects
By Ola Lisowski - The Joint Finance Committee came one step closer to finishing work on the 2019-21 budget Tuesday, spending $1.88 billion more on building projects.   Read More Finance Committee Sends $1.9 Billion More to Statewide Building Projects