Wednesday, June 29 Governor Walker held a press conference and released his FY17 budget vetoes. The governor made significant vetoes to the budgets, including to the BSA and bond debt reimbursement.
Governor Walker also said the university was cut by $10 million, oil and gas tax credits were cut by $430 million, and dividends were reduced so that they will be $1,000 this year. The total amount vetoed was $1.29 billion.
Early Wednesday morning, October 28, Attorney General Craig Richards held a briefing on the underpinnings of a fiscal plan that the administration will soon propose. Later in the day the information was publicly released during a luncheon presentation to legislators.
Members of the conference committee on the operating budget have now been appointed from both the house and senate, so the 24-hour rule is now in effect. Conference committee members for both HB 65 and HB 66 are: Reps. Austerman, (chair), Stoltze, and Gara, and Sens. Kelly (chair), Meyer, and Hoffman.