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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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University of Wisconsin budget to be cut $250 million

The Joint Finance Committee also planned to approve continuing a tuition freeze for two more years and do away with Walker's plan to give UW more independence from state laws and oversight, something Republicans who control the Legislature have said for weeks was their intention. Tenure protections would be removed from state law, leaving it to the UW Board of ...

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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GOP to reject stewardship freeze, layoff DNR workers

(AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature's powerful finance committee say they'll reject Gov. Scott Walker's plan to freeze state land purchases but accept his proposal to eliminate dozens of Department of Natural Resources employees, including more than half the researchers in the agency's science bureau. If the cuts survive in the budget's final form — the full Legislature must ...

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MAY 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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State budget cuts affect Arizona schools, local governments

PHOENIX (AP) — Fiscal conservatives applauded the $9.1 billion state budget Arizona lawmakers passed in March, boasting that despite a 2.3 percent spending decrease the plan boosted school funding and would help balance the books for years to come without raising taxes. Cities, counties and school districts say the spending plan merely shifted a huge financial burden, and they predict ...

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MAY 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate committee signs off on $11.3 billion state budget

Members of the Senate Finance Committee voted on the plan along partisan lines Thursday, with Republicans calling the 2-year state spending plan compassionate and Democrats refusing to support it. The Senate's plan restores many cuts in the House's budget to social services but does not include money to continue Medicaid expansion or raise state employees' pay.

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MAY 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate budget writers to sign off on 2-year spending plan

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Senate budget writers are expected to sign off on a state spending plan for the next two years. The Senate's plan restores many cuts in the House's budget to social services, education, renewable energy projects and the state's reserve fund.

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