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The Joint Finance Committee finalized the two-month late 2017-’19 budget Wednesday with the passage of transportation funding, taxes and wrap-up motions.

Budget-writing committee finalizes two-month late budget

The state’s budget writing committee wrapped up their work Wednesday, completing the budget two months late and adding in multiple provisions affecting the UW System. In the last motion of the budget, the state’s Joint Finance Committee threw in non-fiscal items proposed in Walker’s budget pitch which had previously been removed. Those provisions included a policy to track and report how many hours UW System professors teach in a classroom.

Infighting between top Republican leaders has caused the state’s two-year budget to miss its June 30 deadline.

State budget misses deadline, stalled over transportation

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Legislature will not pass the state’s two-year budget on time due to disputes between leaders in the Assembly and Senate over how to fund road and highway projects. The state’s current budget ran out on June 30, a date that arrived without a consensus between the two chambers.

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