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Hamilton Political Tidbits - January 13, 2017

The 2017-18 legislative session has begun! This week, Gov. Scott Walker delivered his State of the State address, emphasizing his plan to keep "working and winning for Wisconsin." The governor's speech covered topics of transportation, education, the economy and, of course, the Packers. In this week's Tidbits, read about how the governor called a special session to combat opioid abuse. Also, read more on the new DOT Secretary, the state's Medicaid "modest" surplus, and an update on high capacity well litigation. Keep reading to get to know some of this session's new legislators and committees. Go Pack Go!

Issue Updates

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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 the 2017-19 budget.


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Governor Calls for Special Session to Combat Opioid Abuse

Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address

DOT Secretary Resigns

Medicaid Projected to End Year with Surplus