Wisconsin Legislature Approves 2021-2023 State Budget
July 2, 2021
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
This week, the Legislature voted to approve a state budget bill for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium. In this edition of Hamilton Political Tidbits, we cover the latest information on the state budget as well as the Legislature's police reform efforts. Visit here and here for additional coverage of the state budget process.
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 $89.2 billion and cut income and property taxes by $3.4 billion.
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. These bills were part of the “Public Safety PACT,” a package of eight bills introduced in February by Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine).
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.
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