To those interested in the Wisconsin Blue Book:
The 2009-2010 Wisconsin Blue
Book, the 89th edition in a series that began in 1853, is now available. The
feature article in this edition is “Wisconsin at the Frontiers of Astronomy: A History of Innovation and Exploration” by Peter Susalla and James Lattis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As usual, the Blue Book contains the biographies
and photos of Wisconsin's elected public officials, the text of the Wisconsin
Constitution, and a detailed description of the organization and functions of
state government. There is also a statistical section providing diverse
information on the state.
By law, the price of the Blue Book is based on the actual cost of printing and distribution. Members of the Wisconsin Legislature are provided with a limited number of Blue Books for distribution to constituents. If you are a Wisconsin resident, you may wish to check with your legislator regarding the availability of a complimentary copy. To find your legislator - use the Who Are My Legislators web page. Copies are also provided to libraries, schools, and certain public officials specified by statute.
Although the Blue Book is compiled by the Legislative Reference Bureau, sales are handled by the Document Sales Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Copies may be purchased from Document Sales Unit, Department of Administration, 202 S. Thornton Avenue, Madison (P.O. Box 7840, Madison 53707-7840). For further information go to DOA Document Sales. Document sales general number: (608) 266-3358.
For books picked up at Document Sales, the price of the 2009-2010 edition is $8.75, plus applicable sales tax. For mail orders - they must be prepaid - the price is $11.75 plus 5% ($.44) state sales tax, .05% ($.04) county sales tax, and .01% ($.01) stadium tax where applicable. VISA or MASTERCARD orders may be made by telephone at (800) 362-7253 or (608) 264-9419 (local calls).