Text of Governor Walker’s Budget Address

Before the media and other people “interpret” the Governor’s Budget Address, here it is in his own words.

Read for yourself, decide for yourself, voice yourself!

Peace Family,



For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Text of Governor Walker’s Budget Address

Madison–Below is the text of Governor Walker’s budget address as prepared: Speaker Fitzgerald, Speaker Pro Tem Kramer, President Ellis, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Minority Leader Barca, Supreme Court Justices, Constitutional Officers, tribal leaders, members of the Cabinet, distinguished guests, members of the Legislature, and most importantly, fellow citizens of Wisconsin.

Each and every one of us gathered in the chamber today hold a diverse set of beliefs – beliefs that we are passionate about sharing – and that serve to guide our actions. Each of us has a vision for a better tomorrow in Wisconsin. 

But we all share something in common — an unrivaled passion for this state and the people who call it home.  We all want Wisconsin to be the very best that it can be.  Yet, — because our experiences are unique and our beliefs diverse — our paths may diverge as we tackle today’s challenges.  But even at the height of our differences, we can and must keep our promise to people of Wisconsin that they will always come first.        

Democracy does not just expect differences, it demands them.  It’s the manner in which we discuss and resolve those differences that leads to bold solutions and innovative reforms.  I ask that we continue to be mindful of our differences – as well our similarities – in the coming days, weeks and months.  Above all, let us not lose sight of the fact that we were each elected to represent the people of this state by participating in our democratic process.

I applaud the State Assembly and those in the State Senate who are here today for not losing sight of that.

Over the past few weeks, a great deal of attention has been focused on Wisconsin.  That’s ok because freedom thrives each time there is a passionate debate in our society.  Passion and civility can go hand-in-hand and that’s what’s on display here in Wisconsin.  

But outside observers need to know that there is more to this state as well.  Wisconsin is filled with outstanding workers and multi-generational employers.  We have tremendous resources and amazing attractions.  Most importantly, we have decent people in this state. 

The good people of this state come from all walks of life – young and old, urban and rural, Democrat and Republican. 

Recently, I learned of yet another story that affirms that sense of decency. 

Some of our state employees at the Farm Center spent time with two brothers who jointly operate a dairy farm that was – literally – on the verge of financial collapse.  One of the brothers was so stressed that he was considering some horrible options. 

The Farm Center staff calmly walked the brothers through a variety options and got them through their immediate crisis.  That day, our public employees not only helped someone’s life, they may have actually helped save someone’s life. 

This story says a lot about the people of Wisconsin. 

It certainly reinforces the financial strain that so many are experiencing across the state.  Without a doubt, it shows the compassion of our people toward their fellow citizens.  And it shows the professionalism of our public employees who really care about the people that they serve. 

This is why we need to move this process forward and get this state working again. 

I have been asked a lot over the past week about what happens next.  Well, I’m an optimist.  I believe that after our budget repair bill passes, tempers will cool, and we will find a way to continue to work together to help grow our economy.  We will position Wisconsin to emerge from this economic downturn stronger than ever, with new opportunities for our workers and our families.

You see, for six weeks we worked together to pass bill after bill to show that Wisconsin is open for business.  Most of our legislation received bipartisan support.  It is my belief that we will soon get back to that type of cooperation in the Capitol.

We introduced a budget repair bill that is the first step toward addressing the long-term challenges facing our state – while laying the foundation for economic growth.  The biennial budget I introduce today is built on the savings supplied by our budget repair bill – legislation, I might add, that we have already modified to address concerns expressed at the public hearing.

We need the savings in the budget repair bill because Wisconsin faces a $3.6 billion deficit.  Too many politicians have failed to tell the truth about our financial crisis.  They left Wisconsinites in the dark about the extent of our fiscal problems.  The facts are clear: Wisconsin is broke and it’s time to start paying our bills today – so our kids are not stuck with even bigger bills tomorrow. 

This deficit did not appear overnight.  Wisconsin got here through a reliance on one-time fixes, accounting gimmicks and tax increases.    Previous governors and legislatures from both parties took money from our tobacco settlement.  They raided more than a billion dollars from the transportation fund and $200 million from the patients’ compensation fund.  They increased taxes on the sick and set up shell games to draw down additional federal funds. 

They relied on one-time federal stimulus dollars as if the money would be there forever – but it’s already gone.

Wisconsin owes Minnesota nearly $60 million and some $200 million to the patient’s compensation fund.   In short, they governed for the short-term, with an eye only on the next election – not the next generation.

While families across this state were focused on making ends meet, the state government continued to grow well beyond our taxpayers’ ability to pay.  But the time has come for us to make the tough choices necessary to put our state back on the path to prosperity.

We must work together to bring our spending in line with reality.  We were elected –not to make the easy decisions to benefit ourselves — but to make the difficult ones that will benefit our children and grandchildren.

We need a commitment to the future so our children don’t face even more dire consequences than what we face today. Together, we will change the way government works in Wisconsin.  We will make it work for the people once again.

I have often repeated references to our state’s constitutional lesson, that it is only through frugality and moderation in government that we will see freedom and prosperity for our people. 

Our budget holds true to these principles by balancing the $3.6 billion deficit through permanent spending reductions and innovative government reforms.

Specifically, our budget reduces all funds spending by $4.2 billion, or 6.7 percent, and decreases the structural deficit by 90 percent from $2.5 billion to $250 million – the lowest structural deficit in recent history.  That’s over $2 billion we are saving from future obligations and for future generations.

That’s worth repeating.  Our budget reduces the structural deficit by 90 percent.  In fact, it is lower than the last eight budgets presented by Democrats and Republicans alike. 

Gone are the segregated fund raids, illegal transfers, and accounting gimmicks. Gone are the tax or fee increases. Our state cannot grow if our people are weighed down paying for a larger and larger government. A government that pays its workers unsustainable benefits that are out of line with the private sector.  We need a leaner and cleaner state government. 

As we decrease spending, we also increase flexibility so local government and state government have the tools to deal with reduced revenue.  It’s true we are reducing aid to local government by just over one and a quarter billion dollars, but we are providing almost $1.5 billion in savings through our budget repair bill.  If the 14 Senate Democrats do not come home, their local communities will be forced to manage these reductions in aid without the benefit of the tools provided in the repair bill.  On the other hand, if the Senate Democrats do come home, local units of government overall will actually see a net increase in revenue plus savings of more than $150 million.

Let me repeat that despite the reductions in our budget, local governments would gain $150 million overall in the next biennium – but only if the Senate is allowed to act.

While aid to local government represents the state’s largest expenditure, the state’s Medicaid program represents the area of fastest growth. Medicaid costs continue to outstrip growth in general fund revenues.  Long-term care expenditures, in particular, are growing much faster than other areas of the budget.  Coupled with the use of $1.2 billion in one-time federal funding – the state is facing an unsustainable budget challenge.  A challenge in need of a serious and long-term solution.

While maintaining services for our most vulnerable, we must also refocus those services and find efficiencies where possible.  That will mean asking some individuals to pay modest co-pays and premiums as they transition from the safety net that these programs provide to gainful employment.  This will allow those individuals to begin to transition to a time in the future when they will no longer need government support, while protecting those who need these services the most.

Just as we reform our entitlement programs for the 21st century, we must also reform our education system.  Clearly, we have to produce graduates who are able to compete – not only with their peers from Chicago or Des Moines – but also from Shanghai or Sydney.

And we must do so while we balance a $3.6 billion deficit.  That is why — even as we reduce school aids – overall we give schools across the state the tools to make up for those reductions with even greater savings through the budget repair bill. 

Again, this is why it is so vitally important for the Senate Democrats to come back and do their jobs.  If they do not, our schools face massive layoffs of teachers.  However, if they do come back, overall savings for schools across the state will outweigh reductions, ultimately allowing schools to put more money in the classroom.

When I campaigned for Governor, I set as a goal that all Wisconsin third graders should be able to read at the 3rd grade level.  Many have noted that from Kindergarten to 3rd grade — our kids learn to read — and then from 3rd grade on, they use reading to learn.  We need to make sure every child can read as they move on from 3rd grade. 

That’s why my budget creates a third grade reading initiative that will require all third graders to achieve basic literacy.  I know we can do this and we owe it to our students to make sure we do.

In addition, we will expand choice and charter programs to insure that every kid gets a great education – no matter what zip code they live in.  We lift the cap on the number of students eligible to participate in the Milwaukee parental choice program and phase out the income eligibility limits.  And across the state, we allow any University of Wisconsin system four-year campus to create a charter school.

Competing globally also means enhancing higher education.  To do this we will give our flagship, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the tools it needs to remain a world leader in research and instruction – while continuing to be a driver of economic development for our state.  This is a decision that we discussed at length with Chancellor Biddy Martin and the leadership at UW.  For the past several years, she and other UW leaders have pushed for greater flexibility.  Now they will have it and soon the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee will as well. 

Throughout the budget process I am open to working with lawmakers from both political parties on expanding this concept to the other campuses throughout the University of Wisconsin system.  A few weeks ago, I met with all of the UW chancellors and expressed my willingness to work with them and the members of the Legislature to improve our higher education system. 

We also remain committed to keeping our university system accessible to every Wisconsin student, regardless of financial resources.  That’s why – even in these tough fiscal times – we maintain our commitment to the state’s financial aid program.  Plus, we maintain the state’s tuition reimbursement for our veterans.

As we refocus government, public safety remains a priority.  Our budget will restore truth in sentencing by repealing the early release program approved by the last administration. 

We will provide additional resources and positions in our DNA lab to assist our criminal investigations.  And we will make sure that our children — those that are dearest to us — are protected from those who would do them harm.  We provide additional resources to investigate on-line predators targeting our children.  The state currently has over twenty thousand IP addresses of people who prey on our children, but we didn’t have the resources to track those criminals down.  Now we will. 

We are proud of the leadership being provided in this area by our Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and I am thankful that even with a tough budget, we can find resources to protect our kids. 

This is a reform budget.  It is about getting Wisconsin working again – and to make that happen, we need a balanced budget that works — and an environment where the private sector can create 250,000 jobs over the next four years. 

During our special session on jobs, we created a public-private agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation  that will focus solely on job creation.  Our budget includes the resources and the organization to get the WEDC working to stimulate our economy. 

Working hand in hand with our new public-private efforts at the state level, are seven regional economic development efforts around the state.   In this budget, these regional economic drivers continue to receive financial support as they collaborate to get their regions and our state growing again.

Our budget also recognizes the important role that transportation plays in economic development.  In order to grow, we need to move goods and people in a cost-effective and timely manner.  That is why our budget ends the raids on the transportation fund, and includes a total investment of $5.7 billion in our state’s transportation system. 

That’s money that will create jobs – now – and in the future.  Included in our budget is funding for the accelerated reconstruction of the Zoo interchange (which actually saves us $600 million from the original plans) and additional funding to continue construction of the I-94 corridor.  It also includes major investments in our transportation system all across the State of Wisconsin. 

We will also encourage job growth as I fulfill a campaign promise to lower taxes on those who invest in Wisconsin-based businesses and do so for an extended period of time.  We will do this by eliminating the capital gains tax for investors in Wisconsin companies that provide jobs for our people.  And we include tax relief for employers who hire more people to work in our state. 

In this budget, we provide real tax relief for homeowners across the state by implementing property tax reform that locks in property tax levies at the local level.  Time and time again, I’ve heard from Wisconsinites who are doing more with less and making sacrifices to keep their families going.  Good people like the retired couple on a fixed income or the new parents paying for daycare and the mortgage on their first house or the middle-class working family where mom and dad still have jobs, but keeping them meant taking a pay freeze.  All of them, and others like them across Wisconsin, need true property tax relief and this budget delivers. 

I campaigned on creating an environment where the private sector can create 250,000 jobs over the next four years.  Our budget lays that foundation, by freeing taxpayers to create jobs in the private sector, by limiting the size and scope of government, and by focusing our government on meeting core priorities.  Where we must make reductions, we do so wisely, by giving local governments the tools to save even more money than overall reductions in state aid.

As I have said before, our constitution says, “the blessings of a free government can only be maintained by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue.”

This is the heart of our budget.  We are returning to frugality and are making the long term decisions to balance our budget now — and more importantly, into the future.  We will do the heavy lifting to protect our children and grandchildren from having to make the hard decisions that were once avoided.

I know that things will get better. 

Back in the 1980s – when I was growing up in the small town of Delavan – we faced similar circumstances in our state.  A tough economy and a tight budget were the top issues 25 years ago.

Tommy Thompson brought into office bold new ideas and strong leadership.  At the time, defenders of the status quo took offense.  But by the end of his first term, those reforms helped balance the budget and those policies helped the private sector create 258,000 new jobs.  I remember Governor Thompson’s optimism and the excitement he created when we turned our state around back then.  If we did it a generation ago, we can do it again today.

This budget is about our commitment to the future.  Like every parent and grandparent in this state, I want my two sons to grow up in a Wisconsin (at least) as great as the Wisconsin I grew up in.  Working together, I know we can do it. 

Thank you.  May God richly bless you and your family.  And may God continue to bless the great State of Wisconsin. 




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8 Responses to Text of Governor Walker’s Budget Address

  1. jess bernstein says:

    thank you for posting the entire speech. I found it interesting that the gov. spoke in generalities when it came what tools cities and counties can use in order to help make the cuts coming from Madison while not being able to raise local taxes. He was very specific when it came to the programs that he wanted to tout, children reading in the 3rd grade. but did he mention the concessions that the public workers agreed to? to the tune of around 128 million? at the same time he cut taxes for big business to the tune of 138 million…I can understand cutting some budgets to lower our losses. but cut revenue? The Idea again being that business’ will create jobs with the money they get back..or don’t have to pay. Does any one remember the “bush ” tax cuts? that they were suppose to do the same thing. you know, crate jobs? did they? NOOOOOO..they didn’t, at least not here. they did create jobs in Mexico, India and China though…I also find it interesting that so called conservatives want to create a global market place and economy, have the ability to compete with the rest of the world, and yet, every time there is an economic down turn, almost automatically the first entitlement that gets cut is the education budget. Next comes medicare programs for the poor and working poor.

    I believe Scott walkers agenda is to privatize the state to the lowest bidder, and collect on the flip side with campaign payoffs, oops er ah, contributions. Privatizing the states roads and water supplies and power grids and the schools doesn’t work. All of those things will be sold to companies that are for profit. That means layoffs, cutting corners, lack of up keep and an overall decline in services and quality of same. and in the end the citizens don’t own their own state anymore. I didn’t know that when he was elected he was putting up a for sale sign in front of the state capitol. Koch any one?

    And I know people are going to bring up the unions and say that they are the problem.

    thanks again


    Jess Bernstein

  2. Wonder Woman says:

    Thanks for your comments. While we will have to agree to disagree, I think his general references of “tools” is because he cannot make local municipalities use the tools so therefore he cannot specify. Tools meaning money or cap/levy reduction.
    His tax cuts for businesses come with oversight and restrictions which are far better than the stimulus package that Obama gave which if you can recall went right to the “bonuses” of the CEO’s and wealthy businesses that profited from tax stimuli.
    Overall I like Walker’s budget because if implemented correctly, in theory it would not be a trickle down effect, it would actually help the taxpayer who would not have to see increased taxaxtion or more state assessed fees. He would actually be trying to cut from administrative bureaucracy that is where the bulk of our state monies are tied up and not in the actual service.
    Education would start to have to get radical with their approach and to me this is a good thing because we have seen the effects of throwing more and more money at the problem does. It solves nothing. We need to get rid of bad teachers, support good teachers, train teachers and stop purchasing $1000 staplers as MPS once claimed. They will have to live within their means and once the baby has stopped breast feeding and realizes they have to make their own way, or do with what they have, they may begin to do this.
    I don’t really think this will work entirely because we have too many forces that are out to sabatoge this radical new idea of not taxing taxpayers. Already we see union leaders making well into the 200k and they are the very “evil rich” we claim to want to cut off.
    As we see the Koch Brothers do not only have ties to Walker, but even stronger ties financially to unions!
    Yes unions are part of the problem so are the very wealthy. However we cannot seperate them because they are one in the same. If I had one thing to add to the bill, I would create a surplus tax for those making over 500,000. Just because!! If they have it, right now we need it. I do realize people have a right to make money and not be deamonized but right now, with Democrats spending as if there is no future, they need to tax rich.
    We owe Minnesota $300 mill, and the raided many funds such as the “Patient Compensation” and others, we owe the kids we promised college tuition and we never came through. Doyle made a lot of promises, people seem to forget we have to make good on. I think this new budget will help us achieve that.
    I do thank you for commenting and sharing your thoughts on the subject.

    • jess bernstein says:

      hey w w
      just so you know if you were responding to my post, I am a man and the name is jess..


      jess bernstein

  3. Wonder Woman says:

    Jess, please accept my most humble apologies!!!!!!!
    I am a bit under the weather and was trying to get back to you and not leave you hanging, but I should have taken the time to read and write your name correctly. I am truly, very sorry.
    Jess, I DO appreciate your feedback and taking the time to add your comments on the issue.

  4. Wonder Woman says:

    Thanks Jess, again I am truly sorry! I am better now but bogged down with fighting the injustices of the world. Where to start!!!

    • jess bersntein says:

      doing what you are doing now here on the drum, getting together with civic minded people who see there are problems but aren’t sure what to do.
      I recomend that if you would like , with anyone else here that we get together and list the issues, then unlike madison, come up with ideas for solutions. then let our state and federal representatives know what we came up with.
      if they don’t listen then we put one of our own up for election.
      1 st step is to come together and figure things out.

      let me know if you and anyone you know are interested.

      then we can go from there..

      wake up America..


      Jess Bernstein

  5. jess bernstein says:

    I received this e mail, and I wrote a response to it…looking for some feed back. Thanks.

    Fellow Patriot,

    Did you know if you took 14 trillion $1 bills and put them end to end, you could circle around the equator 54,474 times?

    Did you know if you spent $443,937 every second for a year, you would still not outspend $14 trillion?

    These numbers are unimaginable, yet, $14 trillion is the size of the ever-growing U.S. national debt. And, it’s crushing the next generation of Americans!

    Fortunately, our sister organization, Young Americans for Liberty, is leading the charge to educate students on the massive burden that lies before them and how they can take action to prevent the destruction of their economic futures.

    Please take a moment to read this note from YAL’s Executive Director, Jeff Frazee, about their national activism project “Visualize the Debt.” It’s a project I believe you will find worthy of your support.

    In Liberty,

    John Tate

    Dear Liberty Activist,

    Campuses nationwide are on fire for our message right now. And, I do not want to let up. Neither should you.

    Right now, YAL is calling on our chapters across the country to take action and send a loud message to our politicians from the next generation: You are destroying our futures! Downsize the debt!

    Only Senator Rand Paul has taken our problem seriously with a proposed $500 billion budget cut. Now, YAL will put the pressure on our politicians to follow his lead and wake up to reality.

    I am building a coalition of 75 YAL chapters nationwide to take to their campuses during the week of March 28 – April 1 to construct a GIANT display to “visualize the debt.” These events are guaranteed to attract attention and draw more students to our cause.

    You see, most people cannot contextualize the size and scale of our national debt, let alone understand the radical government expansion that has occurred over the past ten years.

    So I am asking you to participate in this initiative alongside me, so you and I can adequately resource our students and make national headlines.

    Will you sponsor a YAL chapter, so they can receive resources and funding to purchase much needed materials?

    Over the next two weeks, my staff and I will send participating chapters $100 activism grants and a box of materials, so they can build a giant display on their campus that visualizes the debt.

    Unfortunately, I can only mail resources to chapters that have a sponsor. This is why your support is absolutely vital.

    In fact, if you can contribute $100 or more today, I will personally put you in touch with the chapter you sponsor, so you can see specifically see where your funds are going.

    This idea for the “Visualize the Debt” project originated – as the best ideas always do – at the grassroots level.

    The YAL chapter at Auburn University built a massive, 40-foot long national debt clock on their campus to attract attention. You couldn’t miss it if you tried. It was enormous. And the response from the student body was incredible!

    Sadly, $2 trillion has been added to the debt since YAL Auburn’s display

    The giant display proved to be their best recruitment tool of the year. As a result, they gained more than 150 new members to join our cause in one day! Now, they are one of the most active chapters in our network.

    You see, these events produce remarkable results, but they require some initial funding to purchase the building supplies.

    My goal is to replicate this success on campuses nationwide, but my hands are tied until I receive the funding to help these chapters.

    This is precisely why I am coming to you today. Will you donate to this project? Can you give $100, $50, or $25, so I can distribute the resources to these chapters waiting to participate?

    My goal is to recruit at least 75 to participate in this nationwide activism event during the week of March 28 – April 1.

    If we reach this goal and every chapter is adequately supported, I believe this event will make national headlines.

    This is an uprising! Just imagine the impact you and I will make when campuses all across the country demand their politicians address the national debt.

    Please give what you can, so we can take action immediately.

    • A $1,000 or more donation from you will support a full month’s salary for a YAL Regional Director (our leaders based in seven different regions of the country) to coordinate at least 10 events in their territory.

    • Your $100 donation will provide an activism grant for a YAL chapter to purchase the hardware, paint, and other materials they need to construct a giant display on campus.

    • If you contribute $55, you will cover the costs to purchase and ship one box of recruitment and educational materials.

    • With your $25 donation, you will help support our over-worked and under-paid interns as they process and mail materials to chapters.

    Your contribution to this project goes directly to grassroots activity and increases our numbers. Please give generously.

    I will keep you informed as the activism week approaches, and connect you with the students you supported.

    Thank you in advance for contributing to this initiative and providing materials to poor college students. I promise you, we will not let you down.

    For Liberty,

    Jeff Frazee
    Executive Director

    P.S.- Did you see Sen. Rand Paul’s proposal to cut $500 billion from the federal budget?

    It is his bold leadership that will save the next generation from inheriting an unsustainable national debt. Now, we must put pressure on the rest of our politicians.

    During the week of March 28 – April 1, YAL chapters will erect GIANT displays on campuses across the country to attract attention and apply this pressure.

    I am asking for your support, so my staff and I can provide YAL chapters with resources and materials to send a message.

    Will you contribute $25, $50, $100, or more to help these chapters?

    I will keep you informed of our progress and connect you directly with the chapter(s) you support, so you know your contribution is assisting grassroots activity immediately.

    Thank you for your generosity and providing the fuel for this revolution!

    now here is my response:

    To whom it may concern;

    What patriotic roll does big business play in our national economic recovery?
    When good paying jobs and high paying jobs go overseas, or are eliminated in the name of corporate profits and bonuses and for the stock holders benefits, then we hurt the country. When we have a large middle class with spending money, they spend and keep the economy running. Taxes are paid through what people buy. Homes, cars, everyday items that people are no longer spending on, because for some reason we think we have to “compete” with the Chinese and other nations who have a much larger and cheaper labor force.

    The problem of not having a living wage, is all of the money being spent by everyone on things like Medicare and Medicaid. Section 8 housing. Food programs for needy families, mine being one of them. School lunch programs and other “social entitlements” are all paid for because people are not earning enough in a regular job to live on.
    You can work an average job for 40 hours a week and still not make enough not to need assistance on the local, state or federal levels. Something is wrong here. Why are corporations not contributing to society, with the jobs needed to maintain society?
    It is not the taxes they pay because since the 1950’s when they were paying in the 70% range, their tax rates have come down year after year to current levels of 33%.even lower if you factor in the loop hole numbers.

    By paying living wages they can save even more money by not having to pay for all of the social needs programs that we all pay into.

    Corporations are not people, regardless what the Supreme Court says. But it is like Ron Paul says; it is a corporate takeover of our country and establishing a soft fascism here in America. Is this what we really want here in America? Then be honest and get rid of the Constitution once and for all. We give a lot of lip service to it, in support of it, but we don’t re-enforce it. We set it aside when it becomes inconvenient to fight unconstitutional wars, or have national banks which are also unconstitutional. We no longer have a free press. It feels more like a huge propaganda machine on both sides of the isle.

    Just cutting spending is not going to get us to where we need to be financially, if everyone doesn’t pay their fair share. We need to end corporate welfare, just like we need to create good paying jobs here in America, so we can end social welfare. One walks hand in hand with the other. Otherwise we have Fascism. Soft or hard, it is no longer the Constitutional republic we say we love.

    Wake up America.


    Jess Bernstein

    I support some of the goals of this web site but i feel we are all in this together.

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