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Hamilton Political Tidbits - September 15, 2017

The legislature is closer to finishing the budget. The Assembly passed the budget on Wednesday, and despite the possibility that the Senate Republicans may not have enough votes to pass the budget, they are scheduled to be on the floor today. As fall approaches, other matters are buzzing around the capitol as Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) officially enters the U.S. Senate race and Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) steps down from his leadership position. This Tidbits also highlights several of fall session's likely big issues including worker's compensation, mining, and regulatory reform.

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2017 - 2019 State Budget

Where are we in the budget process?

On Sept. 6, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) completed its work on the 2017-19 state budget. The following week, the Assembly and Senate both passed the bill with a single technical amendment to JFC’s substitute amendment. The bill now heads to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for potential vetoes and a final signature.

Read our latest blog posts on the upcoming state budget.