Gov. Walker: Budgeting for the Next Generation

Scott Walker: Heading into the next budget we are in the unique position of having anticipated surpluses, increased revenue, and projected economic growth.

Each week Gov. Scott Walker delivers his weekly radio address. This week’s radio address is titled Budgeting for the Next Generation. Here is the transcript:

Hi, this is Scott Walker.

Last week, the Department of Administration released revenue projections and provided an update on the current state budget.  The State of Wisconsin is projected to start fiscal year 2013 with a $342.1 million balance, which is the largest opening balance since fiscal year 2001. 

On top of the positive opening balance, we are projected to deposit $125 million into the state’s rainy day fund.  For the first time in history, Wisconsin will deposit funds into the rainy day fund in two consecutive fiscal years. 

Heading into the next budget we are in the unique position of having anticipated surpluses, increased revenue, and projected economic growth.  I’m excited about the opportunities we have to build a better Wisconsin for the next generation.   

The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses.  To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.

Greg December 03, 2012 at 10:14 PM
"When one defeats an opponent by promising radical change and then doesn't deliver, isn't that sort of a bait-n-switch?" -GITMO -Cutting the deficit in half -Fixing the economy in three years -Keep unemployment below 8% -Health care would cost $2500 less -Reduce earmarks
Jay Sykes December 03, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Anybody? Got a spare Green Eye-shade Visor to loan Bren? We don't need her getting eyestrain, when figuring out her answer to Greg.
James R Hoffa December 04, 2012 at 12:33 AM
@Luke - Hoffa is loving the photo of the Next Generation crew, although Hoffa prefers Gates McFadden to Diana Muldaur.
FreeThought Troy December 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/newsreleases/2012/unemployment/121115_october_state.pdf Gov. Walker has a lot of ground to make up to deliver on the job creation promise. Of course, I thought gov. didn't create jobs? Just sayin'
morninmist December 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Walker is wrong about ObamaCare Know Your Care Wisconsin: $34M saved by Wisconsin seniors with Obamacare ow.ly/fQRg7 #wiunion #wiright Average senior who hit donut hole saved $704 due to drug discounts Wausau – 48,331 Wisconsin participants in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program saw their drug costs reduced by $34,006,949 due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the first nine months of 2012, according to new statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is an average savings of $704 per participant. In 2011 and 2012 combined, Wisconsin seniors saved $90,729,119. “ObamaCare is saving lives and saving billions of dollars,” said Doug Hill, director of Know Your Care Wisconsin. “The health care law strengthens Medicare, which is critical to seniors’ care. As our population ages, it is even more important to support and maintain Medicare—one of the cornerstones of our country’s safety net.”


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