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Hamilton Political Tidbits - December 2, 2016

The election is over, recounts are underway and the 2017-18 Wisconsin legislative session is fast approaching. In this week's Tidbits, read about the legislative leadership elections and the recent Joint Finance Committee appointments. Also in this edition, find out more about how state agency budget requests exceed expected revenues for the next biennium. This edition also includes a recap on the Wisconsin presidential recount and Shilling-Kapanke recount. Read more on the Group Insurance Board's meeting on moving state employees' health care to a self-insurance model and an update on the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse. All this and more below!

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2016 Election

Primary Electon: August 9, 2016

General Election: November 8, 2016

State offices to be elected include U.S. President, U.S. Senator, Representatives in Congress, State Senator (even-numbered districts), representatives to the Assembly (all districts).

2017 - 2019 State Budget

Where are we in the budget process? State agencies submitted their 2017-19 budget requests to the governor on September 15, 2016. Gov. Walker will review each agency’s request in preparation to present his own budget to the legislature in early 2017.

Read our latest blog post on agency budget submissions.