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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Reforming Government: Growing Our Economy
2011-13 Executive Budget Summary" - Scott Walker, Governor


  1. Budget: Turned down high-speed rail but dedicates $225 million over 2 years for Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange & $195 million between Illinois border and Mitchell Interchange (back to his home stomping ground of Milwaukee)

    Budget: Removes all recycling mandates

    Budget: Reduces county and municipal aid payments by $96 million in 2012

    Budget : Eliminates GPR-funded programs such as advanced placement, alternative education, children-at-risk, English as 2nd language, nursing services, science, engineering, and mathematics programs...and more!

  2. Budget: pg 31 says "As of January 1, 2011, the number of vacancies at UW-Madison was 494.6 FTE positions. As a result of creating the UW-Madison Authority, these vacancies will be eliminated along with all other state positions." So ANY position that happened to be vacant on that date - - is now GONE