Hey, every little bit helps, I suppose. Next year's savings can be put toward the cost of a ticket at the Star Cinema IMAX, where we saw Gravity on Saturday night. (I took too much stock in the rave reviews, which raised my expectations sky-high, and walked away feeling underwhelmed -- and further convinced that 3D is more of an intrusion (take that literally or figuratively) rather than a necessity in film-making.
On Politics: State ends fiscal year with nearly $760 million surplus. (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/15/2013)
Stayed tuned for this Legislative Fiscal Bureau report: The stronger finish to the 2011-13 two-year budget period will put the state in a slightly better position for the next state budget than the $545 million structural deficit previously projected by the fiscal bureau. But the property tax relief could add to the structural deficit — when revenue projections fall short of expected expenditures during a given budget cycle. Lang said he would have an updated projection Tuesday on the fiscal landscape lawmakers will face heading into the 2015-17 budget.