We heard the sky would fall and that there would be massive layoffs of state and local government workers and teachers. Some asserted that Wisconsin’s budget reform would mark the end of the state as we know it.
But the sky’s still there. And Wisconsin is stronger than ever.
Thanks to Wisconsin’s budget reform.
We arm you with the facts to explain why the reform was necessary.
Facing a $3.6 billion deficit, Wisconsin’s general fund was hemorrhaging money, spending more than it was taking in.
Wisconsin could have either raised taxes on individuals, families and job providers, or cut spending.
As a result of Wisconsin’s budget reform, the state has cut the deficit and reduced the strain on local governments by giving them the tools to reduce their labor costs without massive program cuts or layoffs.
Here we will provide details the positive results of local officials having the flexibility to reduce spending while protecting vital services.
Wisconsin’s Budget Reform. It’s Working.