Joint Finance Committee Begins Budget Votes

The Joint Finance Committee has begun taking votes on the 2019-21 state budget. Departing from previous sessions’ procedures, JFC is working from the previous base budget instead of the governor’s proposal. If no motions are offered on a particular area, then that item remains at the base funding level. So far, JFC has voted to remove 131 major policy and fiscal provisions from the budget and taken up a list of relatively non-controversial state agencies. Below are summaries of notable actions from each of JFC’s executive sessions so far.

May 9 – JFC Removes Key Provisions of Evers Budget
May 14 – JFC Approves Governor’s Clean Water Proposals, Rejects Lead Pipe Replacement Funding
May 16 – JFC Votes on Property Taxes, Military Affairs, Workforce Development, Other Agencies

The next JFC meetings will be on May 21 and 23.