REPORTS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION SOURCES (Updated 03/10/11)
The following are some links to web sites for information on and about statewide news stories and editorials concerning state government. Also included is information on legislation, news articles, press releases, various political events and information, and reports and articles on public employee compensation and the economic impact of the proposed budget repair bill and the 2011-13 Budget.
The Wheeler Report : Up-to-the minute and daily updates and links to statewide news stories and editorials on state government, legislation and press releases.
Circulation of recall petitions
G.A.B.: Follow Recall Rules or Risk Wasted Efforts
Budget Adjustment Bill Information
Dane County Circuit Court: Temporary Restraining Order granted to reopen Capitol.
Senate Resolution 3: Penalty for Senators missing two or more days of session without leave. Adopted 18-0.
Budget in Brief
Budget in Very Brief
Text of Governor’s Budget Address
2011 Senate Bill 27 (2011-13 Budget)
2011 Assembly Bill 40 (2011-13 Budget)
Wisconsin State and Local Government Employment Levels
Wisconsin Budget Project
2008 Comparative Study of Major Public Employee Retirement Systems
2011-13 Executive Budget Summary
Budget Repair Bill Analysis
Senate Bill 11
Legislative Fiscal Bureau Summary of Senate Bill 11
Assembly Bill 11
Summary of Amendments
ETF Budget Repair Bill FAQ
Legislative Fiscal Bureau Report on end of 2010 Fiscal Surplus
Potential Impact of Budget Repair Bill on UW System Employee Benefits
Projected Impact of Budget Repair Bill on Monthly Health Insurance Premiums
Economic Policy Institute: Are Wisconsin Public Employees Over-compensated?
EPI Briefing Paper: Are Wisconsin Public Employees Over-Compensated?
EPI Press Release on compensation study
The IWF report on the economic impact of cutting public sector wages and benefits
Pew Research Center Publication: Rethinking Budget Cutting, Fewer Want Spending to Grow, But Most Cuts Remain Unpopular
Report Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Economic Policy Institute
The Albert Shanker Institute
The Shanker Blog
Wisconsin Policy Report Institute
Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
One Wisconsin Now
Milwaukee Area Labor Council
South Central Federation of Labor
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Americans for Prosperity
Wisconsin’s Link to Labor - Solidarity.com
League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
The Wisconsin Reporter
FightingBob.com, Wisconsin’s Progressive Voice
Center on Wisconsin Strategy
Democracy for America
Citizens for Responsible Government
American Legislative Exchange Council
MoveOn.org, Democracy in Action
Who are my legislators
Senators to Contact to Defeat the Budget Repair Bill.
Subscribe to The Public Service Advocate.
Recall Election Information
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin State Journal
The Beloit Daily News
New York Times