Spotlight: State agencies want $7.5 billion more

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — As Wisconsinites face price spikes not seen since the early 1980s, Gov. Tony Evers’ agency heads are asking for a combined $7.5 billion in increased taxpayer money, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Reforming Government.

The 2023-25 budgets requests submitted this month by state departments seek a nearly 9.3 percent total increase from the current biennial budget — a full percentage point higher than the 8.3 percent annual inflation rate notched in August.

The latest report from IRG’s policy experts provides an overview of some of the more outrageous funding requests.

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One response to “Spotlight: State agencies want $7.5 billion more”

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    David Krantz

    Will all of the “new” positions that these bloated agencies say they need be jobs that require the employees to actually, physically go into work everyday? If these “new” hires can work from home, the departments won’t need all that office space and could cut their requests.

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