On Tuesday, February 16th Governor Tony Evers released his Executive Budget. Although the budget will look a lot different when the process is complete, we are highlighting key components of Gov. Evers’ budget that we were happy to see included. The executive budget will now go to the Joint Finance Committee of the Legislature in […]Read more about "Governor Evers’ 2021-23 Budget Highlights"
The 2019-20 Legislative Session has been dominated by water and agricultural bills. The Assembly had their last floor session in February and have since adjourned. The Senate will be holding a floor session in late March and will potentially be voting on some of the bills detailed below. In the meantime, Senate Committees will hold […]Read more about "Legislative Updates"
Bipartisan Wetlands Bill Signed
Bipartisan Wetlands Bill Becomes 2019 Wisconsin Act 59 On Monday, November 25, Governor Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 169 into law as Wisconsin Act 59. Act 59 was a bipartisan effort from Rep. Tod Ohnstad (D- Kenosha), Rep. Ron Tusler (R- Harrison), Sen. Van Wanggaard (R- Racine) and Sen. Robert Cowles (R- Green Bay) to […]Read more about "Bipartisan Wetlands Bill Signed"
Vote NO April 3 – Save Wisconsin’s Fiscal Watchdog & Protect Our Environment
Save Wisconsin’s Fiscal Watchdog & Protect Our Environment. On April 3rd, Wisconsin voters will be presented with a ballot initiative to remove the Office of State Treasurer from our Constitution. This initiative has quietly passed through two sessions of the state legislature and is in its final phase. As the financial expert, the Treasurer aids in the oversight on the Board of Commissioners Public Lands (BCPL) that oversees the School Trust Lands, State Trust Fund Loan Program, and four school trust funds. If this amendment passes, the duties of the Treasurer would be consolidated and assigned to the governor and lieutenant governor.Read more about "Vote NO April 3 – Save Wisconsin’s Fiscal Watchdog & Protect Our Environment"
RTAs: An Obvious Solution to Workforce Woes
Businesses across Wisconsin are struggling to find workers. A lack of reliable public transportation options has left qualified workers in Milwaukee and other regions of the state unable to travel to well-paying jobs in nearby communities. It’s reached a point where WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross has announced plans to develop a pilot program with non-profit […]Read more about "RTAs: An Obvious Solution to Workforce Woes"
Legislative Update – August 1, 2017
The budget debate faded into the background last week as Governor Walker called a special session and lawmakers began to consider the Foxconn legislation. Some lawmakers are hopeful the Foxconn deal will move the budget process along. It could force compromises on transportation. Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget committee, has resisted borrowing efforts but said he might be willing to accept it as part of the Foxconn legislation. Gov. Walker is looking for the highest match possible in federal funds to help pay for the I-94 north-south corridor in Racine County.Read more about "Legislative Update – August 1, 2017"