Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lunchtime musings: the budget process

There are many terrible things throughout the entire Republican-authored state budget. A tax plan that benefits the wealthy, the expansion of voucher schools, and many other items clearly demonstrate that the state GOP doesn't have the people's interests in their minds.

Yet one aspect of this whole budgeting process has stuck out: the purposeful and deliberate concealing of the process, of conservative lawmakers refusing to be transparent for the people to observe.

One thing is for certain... Whoever is in power next, whether it be Republicans or Democrats, the process needs a serious overhaul. The people should not be left in the dark, to go to bed understanding the budget one way and to wake up discovering new provisions the next morning.

We need to change the process, to allow the people of Wisconsin to know exactly what is going into their budget.

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