Governor Signs State Budget With 50 Partial Vetoes

On Thursday, July 8, Governor Tony Evers (D) signed 2021 Act 58, the state budget for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium, which began July 1. The Wisconsin Assembly approved the budget bill (Assembly Bill 68) on June 29, with the Senate concurring in the bill the following day. The two-year budget, assembled by the Republican-led Joint Finance […]

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After State Budget, Governor Signs 15 Bills Into Law

Since signing the 2021-2023 state budget into law on July 8, Governor Tony Evers (D) has signed 15 other bills, including the following notable acts: Assembly Bill 406: Requires the lowest schedule of unemployment insurance contribution rates to remain in effect through the end of calendar year 2023, regardless of the cash balance of the […]

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Governor Vetoes Personal Property Tax Repeal, “Mill Bill,” and Legislative HR Office

On July 8, the same day he signed the 2021-2023 state budget into law, Governor Tony Evers (D) vetoed four bills sent to him by the Legislature: Assembly Bill 191: Exempts all remaining business and manufacturing personal property from personal property tax assessments, effective January 1, 2022. Veto message Assembly Bill 367: Requires the governor […]

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Legislature Passes State Budget and a Package of Related Bills

This week, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a state budget for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium, which began on July 1. The Assembly approved the budget bill (Assembly Bill 68) on June 29, with the Senate concurring in the bill the following day. The two-year budget proposal, assembled by the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee (JFC), would spend […]

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Governor Signs Four Police Reform Bills; Legislature Considering Several More

On June 22, Governor Tony Evers (D) signed into law four bills related to law enforcement use of force and community relations: Senate Bill 121: Prohibits law enforcement agencies from authorizing the use of choke holds by officers except in life-threatening situations or in self-defense. Enacted as 2021 Act 48 Senate Bill 122: Requires law […]

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Vaccine Update: Wisconsin Nearing 50 Percent Vaccinated; Positive Cases at Lowest Level in More Than a Year

As of June 30, Wisconsin had administered nearly 5.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with about 2.73 million Wisconsin residents or 46.9 percent of the state’s population fully vaccinated. About 84.6 percent of Wisconsinites aged 65 and older have received at least one dose. All U.S. adults are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in […]

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Joint Finance Committee Finishes Its Work on the 2021-23 State Budget

The Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has completed its work assembling a state budget for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium, which begins on July 1. In May and June, JFC held a series of executive sessions to consider various budget motions related to state agencies and programs. In the series of articles linked below, we […]

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State Budget Recap: Final Motions, Taxes, Shared Revenue, WEDC, ETF (June 17)

On Thursday, June 17, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held an executive session to consider various motions related to the 2021-23 state budget. Click here to visit our main budget recap article for more information on the overall budget process as well as each executive session held by JFC in 2021. Below is […]

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State Budget Recap: Health Services, Insurance, Children and Families, Public Service Commission (June 15)

On Tuesday, June 15, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held an executive session to consider various motions related to the 2021-23 state budget. Click here to visit our main budget recap article for more information on the overall budget process as well as each executive session held by JFC in 2021. Below is […]

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State Budget Recap: Justice, Courts, Corrections, DATCP, DNR (June 10)

On Thursday, June 10, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held an executive session to consider various motions related to the 2021-23 state budget. Click here to visit our main budget recap article for more information on the overall budget process as well as each executive session held by JFC in 2021. Below is […]

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