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  1. Governor Jim Doyle Budget Presentation Update to Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment 2005-2007

  2. Protecting TaxpayersInvesting in Priorities • Protecting Taxpayers • KidsFirst • Grow Wisconsin • State Government Efficiency • Protect Health Care

  3. Grow Wisconsin • Protecting Taxpayers • No tax increase • Property tax freeze • Fiscal Responsibility

  4. Grow Wisconsin Budget-DWD • Quicker connection to the workforce (JFC rejected) • Quality Care for Quality Kids initiative (JFC rejected) • Pilots to retain health care workers (JFC rejected) • Career ladders (first step with trial jobs in W-2 program) (JFC rejected) • Children First: program helping non-custodial parents connect to workforce expanded to 5 counties (JFC reduced—Governor’s veto restored to current law) • DVR increases √ • Apprenticeship funding (JFC decreased, Senate restored)

  5. Grow Wisconsin Budget InitiativesCommerce • SEEDZ (Super Employment and Economic Development Zone) grant program $5 million to help create jobs in distressed areas (rejected by JFC) • Training Assistance Grant Program • $2.5 million for new high-paying jobs, new capital investments and commitment for family supporting jobs. Priority to technical colleges (Rejected by JFC) • Enterprise Development Zone Tax Credit • Lifts cap on number of zones while keeping commitment to $213 million in resources. Net effect: +$90 million √ • Investments in Manufacturing—WMEP $1.7 to $3 M (rejected by JFC)

  6. Grow Wisconsin-other agencies • $3.8 million in tourism marketing √ • 125 new faculty at UW (rejected) • $5 million “star faculty” funding √ • $3 million Alzheimer research ($2.5 M) • $2 million bio-fuels ($1 M) • Livestock modernization √ • Corrections improvements: earned release increase (no) and enhanced reintegration services ($1.5 M with earmarks)

  7. Grow Wisconsin-Education • Provides $404 million for schools-total commitment of $861 million • $330 million in added equalization aid • $74 million in additional levy • Special education increases • Bilingual aid increased • Early childhood quality programs restored

  8. DWD Workforce Program Updates • Variety of program planning underway • Workforce Investment Act 2-Year Plan √ • W-2 Contract Planning for 2006-07 √ • Job Service Business Planning √ • UI Reemployment Efforts (working w/ council) • Vocational Rehabilitation Planning (update) • Job Center and Related Workforce System Improvements (update)

  9. Thank you!