State DHS secretary defends SeniorCare cuts

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades says no one will get kicked off the state's popular prescription drug program SeniorCare under Gov. Scott Walker's budget.

Moderate Republicans seek budget changes

Changes include undoing voucher expansion, accepting Medicaid expansion

Moderate Republican state senators are seeking major changes to the Wisconsin state budget, including undoing a statewide expansion of private school vouchers and accepting a federally funded Medicaid expansion.

Lawmakers finalize state budget issues

Most controversial issues are left to vote on

State lawmakers are working to finalize the details of the state budget and some of the most controversial issues are left to vote on.

Lawmakers continue work on budget deal

Details being worked out to cut taxes, boost school revenue

State lawmakers are working to finalize the state budget ahead of a scheduled vote in the Joint Finance Committee Tuesday.

Republican says framework for budget deal in place

Budget could be voted on by JFC on Tuesday

Republican budget committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren says the framework for a deal on the three largest remaining undecided items in the state budget is in place, but "we're not there yet."

Vote on voucher school plan, funding delayed

Walker, state GOP leaders unable to reach deal

The Legislature's budget-writing committee has delayed taking action on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to expand the private school voucher program outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

Democrats, advocates speak out against rent to own

Vote expected Thursday

Opponents to the rent-to-own industry are making one last plea for the Legislature's budget committee to reject Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to exempt the stores from Wisconsin's consumer protection laws.

Highway work could be delayed by budget deficit

Committee to again tackle DOT deficit plan

The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to renew discussions over a proposal aimed at closing a $63.5 million deficit in Wisconsin's roads fund.

Bargaining over health benefits narrowed

Proposal would put appeals court ruling into law

Public safety workers could collectively bargain over their health insurance premiums but not other costs of their plan under action taken by the Legislature's budget committee.