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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Quick Overview Of Walkers' Cuts

Governor Walker's scorched earth class war budget is available here.

Dane Excerpt:
•Department of Administration: loss of 75 jobs
•Arts Board: completely defunded
•Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: loss of 8full time positions
•Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board: 21.5% cut
•Department of Commerce: completely defunded
•Department of Corrections: 6.9% cut for 2012, loss of 333 jobs
•Historical Society: 7.9% cut, loss of 18 jobs
•Department of Justice: 6.0% cut
•Medical College of Wisconsin: 13.1% cut
•Department of Natural Resources: 15.8% cut, loss of 69 jobs
•Public Defender Board: 4.4% increase
•Department of Public Instruction: 8.2% cut ($530 million)
•Department of Transportation: loss of 149 jobs
•UW Hospitals and Clinics: completely defunded ($153 million)
•UW Madison: split out into its own line with a budget of $494 million
•UW System (outside Madison): 49.5% cut. It goes from $5.4 billion to $2.7 billion, so the difference is far more than the subtraction of UW Madison (total $2.2 billion). Loss of over 10,000 FTEs.
•Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: A new entity with a $99 million budget and executives appointed by the governor.
•Wisconsin Technical College System: 21.3% cut

Related: The Hollowing Out Of Wisconsin

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