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Reports, Organizations and Information Sources (Updated 04/15/11)

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.

REPORTS

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

  

ORGANIZATIONS

WPEC

AFT-Wisconsin

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO

Economic Policy Institute

The Albert Shanker Institute

The Shanker Blog

MacIver Institute

Stateline

Wisconsin Policy Report Institute

Institute for Wisconsin’s Future

WISPOLITICS

PRWatch

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

Common Dreams

 

INFORMATION SOURCES

Who are my legislators

Senators to Contact to Defeat the Budget Repair Bill.

Subscribe  to The Public Service Advocate.

Recall Election Information

 

NEWS SOURCES

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Wisconsin State Journal 

Cap Times 

Oshkosh Northwestern 

LaCrosse Tribune 

The Beloit Daily News 

New York Times

Wisconsin Reporter.com

USA Today