The Wisconsin Senate passes a package including $98 million in income tax relief, $406 million in property tax relief and adjusts the state’s income withholding tables to increase take home pay for Wisconsin’s workers by more than $322 million.
The bills provide immunity from liability to users reporting overdoses, creates ID requirements for prescription drug purchases, allows first responders to carry drugs that counteract overdoses and eases the way for community drug-disposal programs.
Senator Scott Fitzgerald announced the launch of a photo contest to select the new background image for his official Senate website today. Deadline is March 5.
Fitzgerald statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 286, a school accountability bill that will require any school receiving public money to report to the Department of Public Instruction beginning in 2015.
DHS Announcement of first round of Fast Forward Grants includes award to Watertown company.
Statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 523, which broadens the ability of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to require hospitals to administer tests on newborns for congenital heart defects.
While our neighbors to the south have been racking up insurmountable deficits through poor budgeting and out-of-control spending, Wisconsin has been on a different trajectory due to the efforts of Republicans at the State Capitol.
Our balanced-budget approach, along with revenue gains from an increasingly improving state economy, has allowed us to give something back to taxpayers who have sacrificed over the past few years.
“With this budget, every single taxpayer will feel the effects of nearly a billion dollars in tax relief over the biennium."
“This is a great starting point and a means to retain good ideas that will continue to make Wisconsin a pro-jobs and pro-business opportunity state.”
"The reforms in this bill come with the approval of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council and works to clean up some of the issues with the UI process as well as working to maintain the solvency of the fund."
“Today was a win for the taxpayers of Wisconsin."
“The legislature is committed to Voter ID in Wisconsin and the decision today by the Court of Appeals reaffirms the legislature’s constitutional authority in state government."
“The changes made were steps in the right direction to protect the solvency of the unemployment fund and the interests of employers and taxpayers in Wisconsin."
"Unemployment Insurance claims are down, revenue collections are up, and wages are up. All of these economic indicators are proof that our reforms are working and people are going back to work in Wisconsin."
“Making sure that Wisconsin is a leader in business development and job creation is a top priority in the Senate and now we have the funding set aside for future legislation."
“He made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms, yet we were not looking out for his family at home and I knew something needed to be changed.”
"This was a big win for the taxpayers today and we will continue our fight to eliminate wasteful spending and use our resources effectively and efficiently.”
“Job creation and economic growth have always been a top priority in Wisconsin and the passage of this motion is key towards continuing that goal."
"This is a bill that we can all get behind to make sure not only our construction workers, but our sanitation crews are able to operate effectively and with less risk.”
“Preventing fraud and eliminating waste is crucial to maintaining the integrity of programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)."
“This bill can help people keep their jobs and help businesses retain skilled workers,” Senator Scott Fitzgerald said.
"The jobs bill passed by the Senate today addresses Wisconsin’s skills gap with worker training grants and an online information system that will help employers find skilled workers faster."
"Today, after nearly two years of public debate, Senate Republicans passed a bill that opens the door for thousands of jobs while protecting our natural resources."
"Wisconsin has come a long way in two years."
"A government that promotes reckless levels of spending and debt does not solve its problems, it only enhances them."
"If we want to continue to grow jobs in Wisconsin, improving our transportation system must be a priority."
For 35 years, Todd has committed himself to a life of exceptional public service. Throughout his career in law enforcement and with the Wisconsin National Guard, Todd has always put the needs and safety of others above his own.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement today regarding the selection of Reed Hall as the new chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation...
"We focused on it last session, and we’re making it a priority again because it has the potential to bring a robust job creating industry back to our state."