Growth in State Spending
Corrections and University of Wisconsin System
1990 and 2011
As priorities shift, corrections budget passes UW System. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/16/2012)
Excerpt: For 2011-'13, Gov. Scott Walker and GOP lawmakers allotted just under $2.1 billion to the state's public universities and $2.25 billion to the Department of Corrections. It's a gap that is unlikely to close any time soon.
It's also not the work of a single budget and not the decision of a single party. Rather, the gap is the culmination of years of policy changes and shifting priorities, spanning Democratic and Republican governors, crisscrossing political lines and reflecting national trends, a Journal Sentinel analysis of more than 20 years of state budgets shows.
Wisconsin Governors since 1987
- Tommy Thompson (R), 1987-2001
- Scott McCallum (R), 2001-2003
- Jim Doyle (D), 2003-2011
- Scott Walker (R), 2011-
Or there's this more descriptive version from the Wisconsin Budget Project for the FY2009-11 budget. (Wisconsin Council on Children and Families)
Back to the 2011-2013 Budget in Brief. Income (51%) and sales (33%) taxes are the two largest sources of general purpose revenue (GPR)
A more colorful version -- again, FY2009-11 budget -- from the Wisconsin Budget Project (Wisconsin Council on Children and Families)
FY2011-13 Budget in Brief
The top ten largest general revenue programs from the FY2009-11 Budget in Brief.
From the 2011-13 Budget in Brief. Local assistance (51%) and Aid to individuals (22%) take up almost three-quarters of the pie.