State Budget Sources: An Annotated Guide to State Budgets, Financial Reports, and Fiscal Analyses is a resource published by the Volcker Alliance designed to help public officials, policy advocates, journalists, academics, and concerned citizens fully understand the critical fiscal decisions that governors and legislators must make. The guide includes the links below to budgets for this state as well as legislative analyses of budget bills and treasurers’ or comptrollers’ monthly state cash-flow statements; capital spending plans; reports on public-worker pension funding and returns; and reports by local and national fiscal research organizations, bond rating firms, and associations of state fiscal and finance officials.
Financial management and the state Budget Office, as well as a variety of administrative functions.
Budget materials, financial reporting, capital finance, and Treasury services.
Comprehensive annual financial reports and annual fiscal reports, monthly receipts, and disbursement reports.
Transparency site that includes spending, employee compensation data, contracts, and economic development information; run by the governor’s office.
Coverage of budget and tax issues with a focus on low- and moderate-income families; part of the State Priorities Partnership, a network of state organizations coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Research organization focused on promoting good government; covers tax, budget, and other fiscal issues.
Serves the Joint Committee on Finance as well as the entire Legislature. The bureau monitors state revenues, evaluates and reviews the budget and agency budget requests, and responds to legislators’ fiscal queries. Program evaluation is viewed as part of budget analysis.
Policy research for the Legislature and general information on Wisconsin government; sometimes touches on budget and finance, such as its comparative analysis of general employee and teacher retirement systems in the states. The council’s comprehensive state retirement research is published at two- or three-year intervals, with the next version expected in late 2016.
Financial audits, including retirement systems, and analysis of policy and agency programs.