Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Wisconsin Deficit Numbers Released Today

State budget, Taxes

The state Department of Administration released the Agency Requests and Revenue Estimates for fiscal year 2012 and 2013.  The report projects a $1.5 billion gap between expected revenue and agency spending requests through mid-2013.  This estimate does not include the $200 million the state has been ordered to return to the Patients Compensation fund.  The payback to the Patient's Compensation fund and a federal Medicaid reduction increases the projected gap to $2.2 billion.

The report projects tax revenue growth of 4.2% in fiscal year 2011-12 and 3.4% in fiscal year 2012-13

 Here is a link to the report:

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