There is no budget surplus in Wisconsin

PR Watch
June 11, 2015
Yes, Walker faced a $3.6 billion deficit in 2011 not of his own making. But the current $2.2 billion deficit is entirely a “self inflicted wound,” say experts like Jon Peacock of the Wisconsin Budget Project. Due to massive tax giveaways ($275 million and counting) in Walker’s last two budgets and the state’s staggering economy (Wisconsin now ranks now 40th in net job creation and dead last in new business startups), incoming tax revenue is below expectations.