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Hamilton Political Tidbits - August 18, 2017

This week Foxconn remained the central focus as the legislation cleared the Assembly. The Senate has yet to take any action on Foxconn, leaving most to assume that the budget and Foxconn will move simultaneously, perhaps as soon as next week. In this week's Tidbits, read about the increasingly crowded field for Democratic candidates for governor, a Senate committee hearing on Right to Try, updates on regulatory reform this session, and more!

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2017 - 2019 State Budget

Where are we in the budget process?

The completion of the 2017-19 Wisconsin biennial budget remains in limbo. The new fiscal year started on July 1, and with no new budget, the state continues to operate under last fiscal year’s budget. The Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) last met on June 15, and has not set another meeting date to take up the final issue sets in the budget – including three big items: k-12 education, taxes and transportation.

Read our latest blog posts on the upcoming state budget.