Letter from Sen. Vinehout: The Wisconsin budget has lots of missing numbers
"Why don't these numbers add up?" the school board member asked me. He was looking at the summary tables on dollars for schools in the new state budget. "Because numbers are missing," I told him, realizing there are a lot of missing numbers.
The Legislature is given a 519 page "summary" of the budget to consider but nowhere can you find numbers to compare this year's budget requests for particular programs to dollars actually spent under the previous budget.