Newsmakers: Another Budget Crisis?

Sales tax collections for the first four months of the fiscal year are running 9.9% below last year — much higher than the 0.7% drop predicted earlier this year. Two key lawmakers, Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan, cochairman of the Joint Finance Committee, and Republican Sen. Neal Kedzie, talked to Steve Walters about whether this is a signal that the governor and Legislature will be forced to pass a budget-repair bill next spring. They also discussed a Pew Center on the States report in November that compared Wisconsin’s fiscal mess to California, which faced a $40-billion budget deficit this year.

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Newsmakers: Another Budget Crisis?
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