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Bills to increase funding for local government and choice schools pass Legislature

MADISON, WI —Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a bill that will increase state aid to local government and allow Milwaukee to raise its local sales tax on Wednesday night, following months of negotiations that culminated in a deal struck between Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.  As a part of that deal, lawmakers passed another bill […]

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Budget, shared revenue bill test Assembly Speaker Vos’ vision of bipartisan compromise

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 15, 2023 Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said the “disappointing” results of Wisconsin’s 2022 elections — where Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won reelection by a healthy margin and Republicans held onto their majority in the state Legislature but fell short of a veto-proof supermajority — made him decide to hit […]

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