Keeping up with the Wisconsin Budget Process
Over the next few months, lawmakers will be making decisions about how to allocate Wisconsin’s public resources — decisions that have the potential to help or hurt school kids across Wisconsin, senior citizens, health care providers and patients, people with disabilities, and families struggling to get by.
Governor Walker is scheduled to release his budget proposal on February 3rd, after which the legislature will have a chance to make changes to the budget.
The Wisconsin Budget Project offers a number of easy ways to keep up with the state’s budget process. You can:
- Check out the page on our website that is exclusively devoted to the state’s 2015-17 budget. This page includes analyses and blog posts that describe what’s happened so far and the consequences of the decisions made during the budget process.
- Sign up to receive regular email updates from the Wisconsin Budget Project. We send emails out a few times a month.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WiBudgetProject) to learn more about how decisions made by lawmakers will help or harm Wisconsin residents.
- Take a look at the Wisconsin Budget Project’s Budget Toolkit. This guide takes a user-friendly approach to explaining where the state gets its money, how we spend it, and how the budget is developed.
- Watch this short video in which Budget Bob delivers an easy-to-understand description of the budget process, partly in song.
- Sign up to get our blog posts (like this one) delivered to your inbox.