JFC Removes Worker’s Comp Provisions from Gov. Evers Budget

In its first executive session on the 2019-21 state budget on May 9, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted to remove provisions of Gov. Tony Evers’s proposed budget making changes to worker’s compensation procedures. Evers’s budget had proposed unifying worker’s compensation proceedings under the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) by moving disputed worker’s compensation […]

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Gov. Evers’s 2019-21 Biennium Budget Highlights

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Gov. Tony Evers released his 2019-21 state budget. Overall, Evers proposes an operating budget of $40.7 billion in fiscal year 2019-20 and $42.7 billion in fiscal year 2020-21. The proposed budget adds over 700 more positions than in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The largest increases in general purpose revenue (GPR) go […]

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HCG’s Guide to Preparing for the 2019-20 Session

The inauguration of the 2019-20 legislative session is just a few weeks away, and the Hamilton Consulting Group team is busy preparing. In the list below, we have gathered our favorite and most helpful tools we use throughout the session. Bookmark the tools on the list below for a successful start to 2019! Subscribe to […]

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2018-19 ATRA Judicial Hellholes Report Highlights Wis. Accomplishments

The American Tort Reform Association recently released its 2018-19 Judicial Hellholes report. While the report’s focus is to recognize some of the worst-ranking civil justice climates in the country, the report also highlights several “Points of Light,” including civil justice reform accomplishments in Wisconsin over the past year. The report recognizes the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s […]

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Supreme Court December Oral Arguments

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will meet just once for oral arguments in December. Of note, the Dec. 11 oral arguments include West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ixthus Medical Supply, Inc. The case will determine whether West Bend has a duty to defend Ixthus in a case involving the alleged illegal domestic sale of diabetic […]

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Hamilton Consulting Group Informational Resources

In addition to our Political Tidbits newsletter, Hamilton Consulting Group has unmatched information services for clients and colleagues regarding political and policy developments in Wisconsin. The Hamilton Consulting Group Blog provides analysis on the latest political news around the state Capitol. Issue Updates provide in-depth discussions of policies making their way through the Wisconsin legislature […]

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2017-18 Session Overview

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Update on State Supreme Court Race

After several months of campaigning for the state Supreme Court primary election, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Wisconsin voters selected Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet to advance to the general election. While Screnock “won” the primary, it is unclear if he will have the numbers to […]

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Hamilton Consulting Group Announces New Leadership Team

Former Deputy Attorney General Andy Cook has rejoined The Hamilton Consulting Group as a lobbyist and owner of the firm. Cook spent six years at Hamilton Consulting prior to becoming Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Deputy. He most recently served as a senior member of Michael Best Strategies. Cook has a national reputation for his work […]

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2017 Year in Review

The 103rd legislature kicked off in January of 2017. Our Year in Review timeline covers highlights from the Wisconsin capitol this year. Click to activate the graphic.

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