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Big Win for Wisconsin Ratepayers!
(Madison, WI) – Today the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance approved a budget measure that represents a major step forward in protecting ratepayers across the State of Wisconsin.
Revenue numbers breathe new life into budget debate
Revenue numbers released today reaffirm that Wisconsin is in good financial standing. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau general fund tax revenues are expected to be over $500 million, higher than previously estimated.
CPA Caucus Diligence Leads to Discovery of UW Surplus
A memo by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released on Friday revealed that the University of Wisconsin System had cash reserves of $648 million at the end of the last fiscal year.
Downtown businesses support state budget streetcar plan
Downtown Milwaukee businesses that use We Energies steam to heat their buildings support the state legislation regarding the streetcar utility costs.
GOP lawmakers offer plan to kill Milwaukee's streetcar project
Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee intend to approve a measure Thursday that would bar utility ratepayers from having to bear any costs for a proposed streetcar in Milwaukee - a provision that likely would kill the project.
Garbage collector's son makes mark at Capitol
State Rep. Dale Kooyenga recalls how his father bluntly told him how much financial help his parents could give him for college: “I’m a garbageman. Your mother is a nurse. You figure it out.”
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