Money Saving Ideas from the Public Become a Reality

Wisconsin’s Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Elimination Task Force has issued its second quarterly report of 2012. The report includes citizen suggestions and highlights state actions, which that helped save taxpayers money and make government more efficient.   “We are continuously looking for ways to reduce waste in government,” said Governor Walker. “Suggestions from state employees […]

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DOR Redesigns Tax Credit Website

The Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue (DOR) recently created a fact sheet on Wisconsin’s Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit, and posted it on its newly redesigned website dedicated to Tax Incentives for Businesses. The Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit, formerly the Wisconsin Qualified Production Activities Credit, is available to claimants that engage in manufacturing or agricultural activities in […]

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DOJ Accepting Comments on Proposed Concealed Carry Rules

Since the state’s concealed carry program took effect on Nov. 1, 2011, the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice (DOJ) has been issuing permits under temporary administrative rules. The agency is now accepting public comments on proposed permanent rules that will govern the program in the future. The first public hearing on the proposed rules was held […]

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State Economic Development Programs Audited

The non-partisan Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) has completed an audit of the 196 economic development programs administered by the state at some point during the 2007-09 and 2009-11 biennia. In response to the findings and recommendations of the LAB’s 2006 review of state economic development programs (report 06-9), 2007 Wisconsin Act 125 defined economic […]

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DHS Seeks Input on Senior Care

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is requesting comments on its SeniorCare program as part of its effort to get permission from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend the program through 2015. SeniorCare is a prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or […]

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LRB Releases List of State Agencies, Boards, Commissions, or Councils Created, Repealed, or Revised by the 2011 Legislature

The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) has released a list of state governmental bodies affected by actions of the 2011-2012 Wisconsin Legislature. The list is organized by type of action taken (Units Created, Units Repealed, Units Created and Repealed, or Units Revised), and provides the relevant statute section, act number, and governmental unit affected. This […]

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Cook Elected to State Bar Environmental Law Section Board

Please join us in congratulating Hamilton Consulting’s Andrew Cook, who was elected to the board of directors of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Law Section! Cook, and the other newly elected members of the board, Margaret Hoefer, Chris Jaekels, and Matt Moroney, will serve terms beginning on July 1, 2012 and ending on June […]

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Agencies Searching for Burdensome and Outdated Rules

Gov. Walker’s Executive Order #61 Relating to Job Creation and Small Business Expansion asks all state agencies to conduct a thorough review of  regulations, and to recommend for possible elimination, outdated and overly cumbersome regulations that provide no or little demonstrable benefit. A similar effort last year by Michigan’s Office of Regulatory Reinvention generated a […]

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