State Budget Recap: Transportation, Building Commission, Military Affairs (June 8)

On Tuesday, June 8, 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: Natural Resources, Workforce Development, DSPS, DATCP (June 2)

On Wednesday, June 2, 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: K-12 and Higher Education (May 27)

On Thursday, May 27, 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: Administration, Tourism, Ethics, Elections (May 20)

On Thursday, May 20, 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: Revenue, Veterans Affairs, Financial Institutions (May 13)

On Thursday, May 13, 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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Finance Committee Continues Building State Budget; Tax Cuts, Education Funding Are Highlights

The Wisconsin Legislature remains focused on assembling a state budget for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium. In his executive budget proposal, Governor Tony Evers (D) included a two-year operating budget of more than $90 billion and a long list of changes to various state laws and programs. Immediately following the governor’s budget address in February, legislative leaders indicated they would […]

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Republican Lawmakers Seek to End Federal Unemployment Supplements; Governor Likely to Veto

A group of Republican state legislators are working on legislation to end Wisconsin’s participation in several federal programs that provide new or additional unemployment benefits, including the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. The FPUC program provides recipients of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits with an additional $300 per week on top of the regular state […]

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PFAS Update: Natural Resources Board Approves Hearing, Comment Period for PFAS Drinking Water Rule

At its May 26 meeting, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) authorized the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period on the agency’s scope statement for board order DG-31-20. The scope statement is an early version of the agency’s proposal to amend chapter NR 809 of the Wisconsin […]

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Vaccine Update: More Than 42 Percent Fully Vaccinated; Positive Case Rate Declining

As of June 2, Wisconsin had administered almost 5.18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with more than 2.45 million Wisconsin residents or 42.1 percent of the state’s population fully vaccinated. About 83.3 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 […]

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Seventh Circuit Reverses Lead Paint Verdict, Limits the Scope of “Risk-Contribution Theory”

From 2005 to 2011, Wisconsin had a six-year window where plaintiffs could sue manufacturers of white lead carbonate (a pigment formerly used in some paints) under a tort theory known as “risk-contribution.” Under this theory, plaintiffs can seek damages from a company that produced white lead carbonate used in paint even if the plaintiff cannot […]

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