For Immediate Release 

May 6, 2015


Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills)


Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette)



Revenue Estimates Remain on Target

MADISON - The co-chairs of the state's budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), issued the following statement regarding revenue projections for the state:

"Despite a challenging national economic forecast, Wisconsin's revenue collections remain steady according to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The Bureau says collections are on target from previous estimates and future growth for Wisconsin is expected around 4-5%.


"Budgeting is about priorities. This session, as in the past, it's our top priority to invest in K-12 education and continue to protect Wisconsin taxpayers.


"Wisconsinites are better off today because of the prudent financial decisions we made last budget. We've already returned over $2 billion to the hardworking taxpayers of our state. This budget, we will build upon these reforms to continue moving Wisconsin in the right direction.


"As we move forward with the budget process, we will remain dedicated to investing in public education, protecting taxpayers, and growing our state's workforce."