LFB Completes New Comparative Summary of this Session’s Budget Bills
If you just can’t get enough detailed information about Wisconsin’s 2011-13 biennial budget (Act 32), then you can celebrate that the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has just released the final version of their comprehensive summary of the budget. It’s a comparative summary that describes every area of the Governor’s original budget, and all of the subsequent changes made by the Finance Committee and full Legislature, or by the governor’s veto pen.
The new LFB document isn’t restricted to Act 32. It also includes a section about the “budget repair” bill (Act 10) and sections summarizing a couple of other bills enacted this session that relate to fiscal policy issues.
The new comparative summary is 918 pages long, but online you can access it by agency. However, if you’re less of a glutton for budget minutiae, the Wisconsin Budget Project’s summary is a mere 43 pages – focusing primarily on issues relating to children and families. It includes links to relevant articles and other source material.
Speaking of our summary document, we would be very interested in any feedback you might have, so we can improve upon it for the next budget bill.