Gov. Tony Evers called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session on Monday to increase spending on public schools and higher education on the same day the Assembly planned to vote on a veto override of a bill ending $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments.Read More »
Wisconsin's state budget is projected to see "unprecedented" revenue growth of $4.4 billion above previous estimates by the middle of 2023, news delivered Tuesday that led Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to call for more spending on education while Republicans urged caution and promised tax cuts.Read More »
Wisconsin business owners, university leaders and government officials would be prohibited from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or from treating unvaccinated people differently under Republican-backed bills moving through the state Legislature.Read More »
Wisconsin public schools would receive $150 million more in state funding over two years under the Republican budget plan to be approved Thursday by a legislative committee, less than 10% of what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called for.Read More »
Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature convened on Tuesday and within seconds ended a special session called by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to expand Medicaid, dashing chances for the state to receive a one-time bonus of $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding.
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The unrelenting feud between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled state Legislature was in full bloom this month as lawmakers scrapped nearly 400 proposals from Evers’ draft budget and decided to start from scratch using the current budget as square one.Read More »