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1997-1998 Wisconsin Blue Book


The 1997-1998 Wisconsin Blue Book is comprised of 13 sections and over 1,000 pages. To simplify viewing and facilitate access, it has been divided into 39 segments of approximately 50 pages each. They are in pdf format which allows you to print a copy of the document in the same format and pagination as the original book. You will need an Adobe Acrobat reader to view them, which you can download at no cost from Adobe.

Note that the last part is the actual index to the Blue Book. If you are having trouble finding something, go to the index, find the page number, and then open the part that includes that page number.

Pages
INTRODUCTION (.pdf) (Flash version) i - x
Governor's Letter iii
Table of Contents iv - ix
Introduction x
BIOGRAPHIES - State and Congressional Officers (.pdf) (Flash version) 1 - 19
Alphabetical index to biographies 2
Constitutional executive officers 4
Supreme court justices 8
Wisconsin members of the 105th Congress 11
Congressional district maps 18
BIOGRAPHIES - Senate Districts 1 - 11 (.pdf) (Flash version) 20 - 43
State senate officers 20
State assembly officers 21
BIOGRAPHIES - Senate Districts 12 - 22 (.pdf) (Flash version) 44 - 65
BIOGRAPHIES - Senate Districts 23 - 33 (.pdf) (Flash version) 66 - 98
Chief clerks and sergeants at arms of the state legislature 88
Legislative district maps 89
Feature Article: THE CHANGING WORLD OF WISCONSIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT (.pdf) (Flash version) 99 - 174
Index to special articles in prior Blue Books 173
WISCONSIN CONSTITUTION (.pdf) (Flash version) 175 - 224
History of constitutional amendments 218
Statewide referenda elections 223
FRAMEWORK OF WISCONSIN STATE GOVERNMENT (.pdf) (Flash version) 225 - 234
Location of state agencies in the Madison area; map 226
The Framework of Wisconsin Government 228
Organization chart of Wisconsin state government 232
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH - The Legislature (.pdf) (Flash version) 235 - 256
Officers of the 1997 Legislature 236
A Profile of the Legislative Branch 237
The Wisconsin Legislature 238
Session schedule, 1997-98 241
News media representatives covering the 1997-98 Legislature 244
Legislative districts: 1990 population 245
Personal data on Wisconsin legislators, 1987-1997 sessions 247
How a Bill Becomes a Law 249
Executive vetoes, 1931-1995 sessions 251
1997-98 Legislative Service 254
Wisconsin statutes, session laws, administrative code 255
Political composition of the Wisconsin Legislature, 1885-1997 256
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH - Committees and Service Agencies (.pdf) (Flash version) 257 - 300
Committees of the 1997 Legislature 257
Statutory legislative committees 260
Administrative Rules, Joint Committee for Review of 260
Building Commission, State of Wisconsin 261
Employment Relations, Joint Committee on 263
Finance, Joint Committee on 264
Information Policy, Joint Committee on 265
Legislative Audit Committee, Joint 266
Legislative Council, Joint 267
Legislative Organization, Joint Committee on 275
Retirement Systems, Joint Survey Committee on; Retirement Research Committee 276
State Supported Programs Study and Advisory Committee, Joint Legislative 277
Tax Exemptions, Joint Survey Committee on 278
Transportation Projects Commission 279
Uniform State Laws, Commission on 279
Legislative Service Agencies:
Legislative Audit Bureau; Legislative Fiscal Bureau; Legislative Reference Bureau; Revisor of Statutes Bureau 281
Summary of Significant 1995 Legislation 287
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - The Governor and Lieutenant Governor (.pdf) (Flash version) 301 - 354
Constitutional executive state officers 302
A Profile of the Executive Branch 303
Office of the Governor 311
Governor's appointments to miscellaneous committees and organizations 314
Governor's special committees 318
State officers appointed by the governor as required by statute 332
Office of the Lieutenant Governor 353
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - Agencies A - G (.pdf) (Flash version) 355 - 414
Administration, Department of 355
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Department of 371
Commerce, Department of 378
Corrections, Department of 387
Educational Communications Board 394
Elections Board 396
Employe Trust Funds, Department of 398
Employment Relations Commission 401
Employment Relations, Department of 402
Ethics Board 405
Financial Institutions, Department of 406
Gaming Board, Wisconsin 412
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - Agencies H - Reg. (.pdf) (Flash version) 415 - 477
Health and Family Services, Department of 415
State Historical Society of Wisconsin 426
Insurance, Office of the Commissioner of 432
Investment Board, State of Wisconsin 436
Justice, Department of 439
Military Affairs, Department of 443
Natural Resources, Department of 448
Personnel Commission 458
Public Defender, Office of the State 459
Public Instruction, Department of 460
Public Service Commission 468
Regulation and Licensing, Department of 471
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - Agencies Rev. - W (.pdf) (Flash version) 478 - 529
Revenue, Department of 478
Secretary of State, Office of the 483
State Treasurer, Office of the 484
Technical College System 486
Tourism, Department of 490
Transportation, Department of 496
University of Wisconsin System 502
Veterans Affairs, Department of 514
Workforce Development, Department of 519
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - State Authorities; Regional and Interstate Agencies (.pdf) (Flash version) 529 - 544
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Health and Educational Facilities; Housing and Economic Development; World Dairy Center 529
Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation 534
Regional Agencies; Interstate Agencies 535
Regional Planning Commissions: Bay-Lake, Dane County, East Central Wisconsin, Mississippi River, North Central Wisconsin, Northwest, Southeastern Wisconsin, Southwestern Wisconsin, West Central Wisconsin 535
Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District 539
Interstate Agencies: Education Commission of the States, Wisconsin Great Lakes Compact Commission, Great Lakes Protection Fund, Lower St. Croix Management Commission, Midwest Interstate Low-level Radioactive Waste Commission, Midwestern Higher Education Commission, Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission, Mississippi River Parkway Commission, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association 540
JUDICIAL BRANCH (.pdf) (Flash version) 545 - 584
Justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court 546
A Profile of the Judicial Branch 547
Supreme Court 551
Court of Appeals 553
Circuit Courts 555
Municipal Courts 557
Statewide judicial agencies 562
Director of State Courts 562
State Law Library 562
Summary of Significant Decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, October 1994 - September 1996 569
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Document Depository Libraries (.pdf) (Flash version) 585 - 586
State document depository libraries 586
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Agriculture (.pdf) (Flash version) 587 - 596
Agriculture Highlights 587
Wisconsin's rank among the states 588
Wisconsin cash receipts from farm marketings 589
Cash receipts and income from farming by state 590
Number, size, and value of farms, Wisconsin 591
Wisconsin farm operators, by county 594
Agricultural land sales, by county 595
Farm assets and debts, by state 596
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Associations (.pdf) (Flash version) 597 - 609
Statewide Associations of Wisconsin 597
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Commerce and Industry (.pdf) (Flash version) 610 - 616
Commerce and Industry Highlights 610
Energy, petroleum and gasoline consumption 610
Gasoline tax in Wisconsin 612
Value added by manufacturing 612
Basic data on Wisconsin corporations 613
Savings institutions and banks in Wisconsin 614
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Conservation and Recreation (.pdf) (Flash version) 617 - 624
Conservation and Recreation Highlights 617
Fish and game 618
State forests and parks: location, features, size, attendance 619
Natural resources department, funding sources, expenditures 621
Land acquisitions 623
Conservation and recreation land in Wisconsin 624
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Education (.pdf) (Flash version) 625 - 643
Education Highlights 625
Enrollment, higher education and technical colleges 626
Enrollment, public and private schools, K-12 631
Dropouts, public schools 632
Diplomas and earned degrees, by state 633
School districts, by enrollment levels and type 634
Public school teacher salaries 635
Expenditures for public education 636
Public library systems 643
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Employment and Income (.pdf) (Flash version) 644 - 653
Employment and Income Highlights 644
Employment in Wisconsin, by industry 645
Employment trends in Wisconsin 646
Wisconsin income, by industry 646
Unemployment insurance benefits, by state 647
Wisconsin business establishments, by number of employes 648
Adjusted gross income in Wisconsin 649
Earned income, by industry and state 650
Personal income in Wisconsin 652
Employes in nonagricultural establishments, by state 653
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Geography and Climate (.pdf) (Flash version) 654 - 657
Geography and Climate Highlights 654
Wisconsin's largest lakes 654
Land and inland lake area of Wisconsin counties 655
High points in Wisconsin 656
Wisconsin temperature, precipitation 657
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - History (.pdf) (Flash version) 658 - 700
History Highlights 658
Significant events in Wisconsin history 659
Famous citizens of Wisconsin 669
Historic sites and historical markers 672
Wisconsin vote in presidential elections, 1848-1996 677
General election votes for governor, 1848-1994 680
Basic data relating to Wisconsin's governors 683
Wisconsin constitutional officers, 1848-1997 684
Justices of the Wisconsin supreme court, 1836-1997 687
Senate presidents, assembly speakers,1848-1997 688
Majority and minority leaders of the Wisconsin senate and assembly, 1937-1997 690
Senate and assembly chief clerks and sergeants at arms, 1848-1997 691
Wisconsin legislative sessions, 1848-1995 693
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, 1848-1997 697
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, by district, 1943-1997 699
U.S. Senators from Wisconsin, 1848-1997 700
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Local and State Government (.pdf) (Flash version) 701 - 741
Local and State Government Highlights 701
Wisconsin state and local government employment and payrolls 702
State and local government employment and earnings, by state 704
Local units of government, by state 705
Special district governments, by function and state 706
Wisconsin counties, basic data and officers 708
Wisconsin cities 714
Wisconsin villages 718
Wisconsin cities and villages over 10,000 population 724
Wisconsin towns over 2,500 population 725
Wisconsin population by county and municipality 726
Wisconsin urbanized areas, 1990 census 741
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Military and Veterans Affairs (.pdf) (Flash version) 742 - 746
Military and Veterans Affairs Highlights 742
Veterans' benefits, 1943-1996 743
Wisconsin national guard units 744
Wisconsin's military service 745
Wisconsin veterans home membership, 1888-1996 746
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - News Media (.pdf) (Flash version) 747 - 761
Wisconsin newspapers, periodicals 747
Broadcasting stations in Wisconsin: television, radio 759
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Population and Vital Statistics (.pdf) (Flash version) 762 - 773
Population and Vital Statistics Highlights 762
Wisconsin population, 1840-1996 763
Wisconsin population by race and hispanic origin 764
Wisconsin Indians, reservations and tribal chairpersons 765
Wisconsin population, by voting age, sex, race, and hispanic origin, by county 766
Vital statistics: births, deaths, marriages, divorces 770
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Post Offices (.pdf) (Flash version) 774 - 779
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Social Services (.pdf) (Flash version) 780 - 786
Social Services Highlights 780
Public welfare expenditures, by state 781
Public assistance in Wisconsin counties 782
Medical assistance in Wisconsin 783
Prison and mental institution population and correctional expenditures 785
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - State and Local Finance (.pdf) (Flash version) 787 - 810
State and Local Finance Highlights 787
State government revenues, expenditures 1970-71 to 1995-96 788
Conservation fund revenues, expenditures 1991-92 to 1995-96 789
State budget allocations 790
Transportation fund, revenues, expenditures 791
State revenues 793
State expenditures by agency 794
State aids by county 796
State payments to other units, by state and type of unit 797
Intergovernmental expenditures, by state 799
Per capita state and local revenue 800
Per capita state and local government expenditures, by function 801
State and local public debt, by state 802
Public indebtedness in Wisconsin 803
Property tax assessments, rates and levies 806
Federal tax receipts, by state 807
Distribution of federal funds, by state 809
Federal aid to Wisconsin 810
STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON WISCONSIN - Transportation (.pdf) (Flash version) 811 - 820
Transportation Highlights 811
Highway and road mileage 812
Motor vehicle registrations, 1929-30 to 1995-96 813
Motor vehicle crash statistics 814
Mass transit systems 817
Harbor usage 818
Wisconsin airports, usage and type 819
Railroad mileage, usage and revenue, 1920-1995 820
WISCONSIN POLITICAL PARTIES (.pdf) (Flash version) 821 - 858
Political party organization in Wisconsin 822
Party officers and platforms: Democratic, Greens, Libertarian, New Progressive, Reform, Republican, U.S. Taxpayers 830
ELECTIONS IN WISCONSIN (.pdf) (Flash version) 859 - 944
Elections in Wisconsin 859
Constitutional amendment 868
Supreme court justices 869
Court of appeals judges 871
Circuit court judges 873
State officers by county 876
Members of 105th Congress, vote by district 878
State senators, vote by district and county 884
Representatives to the assembly, vote by district and county 891
1996 national convention delegates 906
Presidential preference vote, by county 907
President and vice president, vote by county and ward 910
WISCONSIN STATE SYMBOLS (.pdf) (Flash version) 945 - 950
ALPHABETICAL INDEX  (.pdf) (Flash version) 951 - 970
SUPPLEMENT - Wisconsin at 150 Years - As one File (.pdf) Flash version (.swf)
SUPPLEMENT - Wisconsin at 150 Years Parts 1 - 6 1 - 16
SUPPLEMENT - Wisconsin at 150 Years Parts 7 - 10 17 - 32
SUPPLEMENT - Wisconsin at 150 Years - Photographs 33 - 46