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Hamilton Political Tidbits - February 24, 2017

60 degree weather in February may not be normal but inside the Wisconsin Capitol it is business as usual. This edition of Tidbits features the Joint Audit Committee's hearing on the recent DOT audit and an overview of the 2017-19 budget process. This week's Bills of Note section includes a summary on the Right to Try and Asset Forfeiture legislation, as well an update on the 11 special session bills on opioid abuse. Keep reading to learn about the new PSC Commissioner and other administration staff changes, and the results of the primary for state superintendent.

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 on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.

Read our latest blog post on the 2017-19 budget.


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Joint Audit Committee Holds DOT Audit Hearing

Bills of Note: Right to Try

Opioid Special Session Bills Introduced