State Budget Category Archive


  • Conservative Lawsuit Challenges Wisconsin Governor’s Vetoes

    Republicans and their allies like those bringing the lawsuit want to overturn the results of the November election.

    Associated Press, 07/31/2019
  • State Budget, Student Loan Debt, Soccer

    Analiese joins Matt Rothschild in the Madison studios to talk the state budget, student loan debt and soccer.

    WTTN-FM, 07/29/2019
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Gov. Tony Evers’ Action on 2019 State Budget

    Statements from One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Analiese Eicher on Gov. Tony Evers’ action today on the 2019 state budget.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/03/2019
  • Regrets, He Has a Few: Robin Vos Wanted to Do Even More for Wealthy in Wisconsin

    Reflecting on Budget, Robin Vos Wishes He Could Have Delivered Even More Than $1.4 Billion in Tax Giveaways for Wealthy, Corporations

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/01/2019
  • Republicans Say Tony Evers Swayed GOP Budget

    Analiese Eicher argued that Evers, by seeking $1.4 billion ask for public education, forced Republicans to offer more.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/30/2019
  • UNSPUN: June 19, 2019

    Leigh Mills talks Wisconsin's stage budget ahead of the final vote next week with Mike Browne, deputy director of One Wisconsin Now.

    WMTV-TV, 06/19/2019
  • Capital City Sunday: June 16, 2019

    Analiese Eicher & Bill McCoshen weigh in on the governor’s powers and what he might line-item veto.

    WKOW-TV, 06/16/2019
  • Proposed State Study Could Lead to Mileage Tracking Devices in Cars

    Executive Director Analiese Eicher of One Wisconsin Now said the proposal was a test to see how Republicans might vote on it.

    WQOQ-TV, 06/14/2019
  • Republicans Protect Special State Tax Loopholes at Request of Big Business Lobby

    In this budget, the GOP protected state tax loopholes for big business benefactors, and the rest of us are the ones paying for it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/13/2019
  • Would Republican Legislative Leaders Rather Break the Law Than Work With Democrats?

    How far are Republican legislative leaders willing to go to avoid working with Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats to pass a state budget?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/07/2019
  • Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Pushes Budget Cuts, Continues to Rack Up Legal Bills on Public Dime

    When It Comes to Lawyers for Himself, Robin Vos Spares No Taxpayer-Funded Expense.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/05/2019
  • Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Pitches a Fit Over a State Budget, Again

    A review of the antics of Robin Vos around the 2017 budget reveal it’s the same old Assembly Speaker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/22/2019
  • Republican Leaders Vow to Obstruct State Budget, Then Complain About Lack of Negotiations

    It’s ridiculous that GOP leaders vow partisan obstruction to the death one minute, then accuse people of not negotiating with them.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2019
  • The Choice for State Senators Patrick Testin and Dan Feyen: Koch Brothers and Republican Party Bosses Or a People’s Budget?

    While Powerful Interests Seek Budget Influence Legislators Can Still Choose to Vote to Help Constituents

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/10/2019
  • Republican-Controlled State Budget Committee Poised to Blow Hole in Budget, Sink Hopes for Reforms

    Stripping proposals from Tony Evers' budget plan does more harm than just blowing an estimated $1.4 billion hole in the budget.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/08/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers Administration Stepping Up With Real, Common Sense Solutions to Take on $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Gov. Tony Evers has directed his administration to develop a plan to provide common sense relief to state student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/11/2019
  • UNSPUN: March 8, 2019

    In a blow to conservatives, a national business group came out to say it will not put money into the state Supreme Court race

    WMTV-TV, 03/07/2019
  • UNSPUN: February 20, 2019

    Tony Evers has been ... drawing both criticism and support as he unveils new pieces to his upcoming budget proposal.

    WMTV-TV, 02/20/2019
  • Gov. Scott Walker Orders No Increases for Priorities Like Road Funding, Job Training in Next State Budget

    Are Wisconsinites Starting to See How They’ll Pay With the ‘Foxconn Effect’ on State Budget?

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/15/2018
  • GOP Enthusiasm Cools for Walker’s Proposed Child Credit

    Republican enthusiasm for Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $122 million child rebate appears to be cooling. Walker proposed Wednesday giving every family $100 for each child living at home under age 18. The...

    Associated Press, 01/25/2018
  • Defense Attorney or District Attorney?

    A sleazy last-minute budget deal between Gov. Scott Walker and three GOP state senators has raised legal questions and drawn a request for investigation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/18/2017
  • Wisconsin State Budget Could Have Been Passed Illegally

    One Wisconsin Now has submitted evidence to law enforcement authorities, including the Dane County District Attorney.

    Door County Pulse, 10/06/2017
  • Quotes Of The Day To Enrage & Engage You

    According to One Wisconsin Now, Walker also signed an executive order which implemented a policy provision from another bill authored by Kapenga.

    WSAU-FM, 10/05/2017
  • Devil’s Advocates Radio: October 4, 2017

    The Devils ask Scot Ross about provisions and vetoes in the state budget. They also talk Foxconn and the university free speech bill.

    Devil's Advocates Radio, 10/04/2017
  • New Runways for Corporate Jets, Massive Subsidies for Foreign Corporations, Bupkis for Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

    Today, Gov. Scott Walker, on the two year anniversary of the suspension of his 71-day run for President, signed the 76-day late 2017 state budget into law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/21/2017
  • GOP Senate Budget Holdouts Stake Opposition on Bigotry

    A troika of suburban and rural white men are withholding their votes on the 2017 state budget unless a handful of changes are made

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/14/2017
  • Wisconsin Paid $4 Million for Tiny Airport for Republican Mega-donor’s Golf Course

    Meanwhile the rest of us will continue to have to deal with crumbling roads and bridges and delayed projects as these same Republicans take a budget mulligan.

    RawStory, 09/08/2017
  • $4M for Tiny Wisconsin Airport Near Golf Course

    It sure looks like Mr. Keiser's campaign contributions to Scott Walker and Republicans teed up millions in taxpayer-funded improvements.

    Associated Press, 09/08/2017
  • Jenni Dye: Scott Walker’s Weakness Leaves Republicans Wrangling Over Budget

    What leadership has Gov. Walker shown to rise above the infighting and repudiation of major sections of his budget by fellow Republicans? None.

    Capital Times, 06/14/2017
  • Scott Walker Administration: 10 Percent Jump in Premiums Without Self-insurance

    Refusing to self-insure state employees would trigger a 10 percent increase in health care premiums for 2018 — 3 percent more than what Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plans for, state officials said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/27/2017
  • State Budget Panel Green Lights Scott Walker’s Plan to Drug Test Medicaid, Food Stamp Recipients

    The state Legislature’s budget-writing committee voted on Thursday to require some Wisconsin residents using food stamps and receiving public health care to be tested for drug use and to meet work requirements...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/26/2017
  • Walker Defends Plan to End State Property Tax

    Gov. Scott Walker is defending provisions in the state budget that would end the state’s portion of the property tax.Walker said during an interview the “Jerry Bader Show on WTAQ radio in...

    Associated Press, 05/26/2017
  • Gov. Walker on Transportation Budget: “Get It Done”

    Gov. Scott Walker has three words for state lawmakers: “Get it done.” The governor called on the legislature to get the transportation budget completed during a stop in Neenah. The transportation budget...

    WBAY-TV, 05/25/2017
  • How Performance-Based Funding Could Impact Wisconsin’s Public Universities

    Wisconsin lawmakers are deciding whether to reward UW System schools based on how they perform. And experts say the idea has its share of pros and cons. The concept of “performance-based funding”...

    WUWM-FM, 05/24/2017
  • Scott Walker Tweeted a Threat to Veto the State Budget, Perplexing Republicans Who Control the Legislature

    Gov. Scott Walker, in another sign of escalating tension with fellow Republicans who control the Legislature, vowed Monday to take the unprecedented step of vetoing the entire $76 billion state budget if...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/23/2017
  • Budget Panel Drops Walker’s Wisconsin Tech School Tuition Freeze

    The Legislature’s budget committee on Thursday tossed aside Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze tuition at technical colleges and restructured a program for buying environmentally friendly buses. The Joint Finance Committee also...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/18/2017
  • Testing Scott Walker Claim on Record Education Funding in Wisconsin

    Our rating Walker said in his budget address — and in the weeks and months since — that Wisconsin is investing more in education than ever in the history of the state....

    PolitiFact, 05/17/2017
  • Budget Move Would Let Wisconsin Sex Offenders Live Closer to Schools, Day Care Centers

    Sexual predators would have to live in their home counties when they are released but could be placed near schools, parks and day care centers, under a plan adopted Tuesday by the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/16/2017
  • Governor Walker, Senator Fitzgerald Oppose Separating Roads Budget

    Gov. Scott Walker joined Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on Thursday, May 11th in denouncing separating transportation funding from the state budget, saying there’s no reason to take that unusual approach to...

    WITI-TV, 05/11/2017
  • Scott Walker’s Self-insurance Proposal Appears to Be Dead

    The Republican leaders of the Legislature’s budget committee plan to reject Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to self-insure state employees, but find other ways to try to save money under the existing system....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/10/2017
  • Lawmakers Plan To Reject Self-Insurance For State Employees

    State lawmakers plan to reject Gov. Scott Walker’s pitch to move state employee health plans to a self-insurance model. Walker included the plan in his proposed 2017-19 budget the Joint Finance Committee...

    WPR, 05/09/2017
  • Insurance Could Shift for 250,000 Wisconsin State Workers Under Scott Walker Budget Proposal

    After years of skepticism, lawmakers must now decide on Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to save at least $60 million by restructuring health insurance for some 250,000 government employees and their families. The...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/08/2017
  • Kooyenga Hopeful That Scott Walker and State Senators Will Buy in to State Transportation Plan

    After rejecting Gov. Scott Walker’s transportation budget, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, and Assembly Republicans put forward a new plan to fund state transportation last Thursday. It includes applying sales tax to...

    Capital Times, 05/07/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Mum on Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers’ Roads Plan, Cautious on Flat tax

    Gov. Scott Walker signaled skepticism Wednesday of any quick approval of a proposed flat income tax even as he repeatedly held off on commenting on most parts of a larger tax and...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/03/2017
  • Governor Scott Walker Makes a Stop at North Lakeland School

    Governor Scott Walker has been traveling to different schools around the state in an effort to promote his proposed $649 million increase for all K-12 schools in Wisconsin in his biennial budget...

    LakeLand Times, 04/28/2017
  • Scott Walker Backs Using More General Fund Taxes for Transportation

    Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he has no interest in raising the gas tax or vehicle registration fees in the budget, but he supports using general fund taxes to help pay for...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/25/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Open to Raising Vehicle Registration Fees

    Gov. Scott Walker remains opposed to raising the gas tax, but he’s not shutting the door on higher vehicle registration fees. Walker tells WKOW-TV in an interview Thursday that “there might be...

    WITI-TV, 04/21/2017
  • Scott Walker Wants to Let Schools Cut Down on Class Time. That’s Really Risky.

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t seem to care how many hours schoolkids are in the classroom, as long as they can pass standardized tests — a proposal that could go against the...

    Vox, 04/11/2017