Full Prevailing Wage Repeal Removed From State Budget

A full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law was one of 83 items removed from Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal by the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. Lawmakers last session repealed the requirement for local government projects. Walker’s budget provision would have removed it for state projects. Prevailing wage laws mandate that taxpayers pay artificially […]


Lawmaker Questions Specifics of Tuition Freeze Plan

In April, a handful of Republican members of the Assembly found nearly $650 million in hidden unused money across several University of Wisconsin System accounts. For the last month, legislators have been providing ideas to the Joint Finance Committee on how the cash should be spent. Thursday the JFC will take up education funding including […]


A Primer on Key Amendments in the Budget Bill

The controversial budget bill passed the Assembly early Thursday morning by a partisan 60-38 vote. Earlier in the week the Democrats talked up a host of amendments they planned to introduce including one that would have stopped $800 million in school aid cuts. However none of the nearly 40 amendments the Democrats introduced made it […]