Friday, April 01, 2011

Wisconsin budget would balance without union law

Report: Wisconsin budget would balance without union law | The Oshkosh Northwestern |

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new analysis shows that as long as lawmakers approve a budget fix bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker the state’s budget would be balanced even if the collective bargaining law currently on hold doesn’t take effect.

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau analysis released Friday shows that the bill expected to be passed Tuesday would balance the budget currently projected to be $137 million short by July 1.

The collective bargaining law currently in limbo would save the state about $30 million through higher state worker benefit contributions.

I suppose the Republicans in Madison, like their counterparts in Washington, will now have to claim that their own official state budget office is untrustworthy and that only a bunch of surly partisan Koch-addicts can reasonably be expected to perform accurate budget analysis.

I'm guessin'. Let's see if it takes them as long as it took Van Hollen to flipflop on the Open Meeting law.

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