New Budget Forces Agencies to Show How They Spend Tax Dollars

7/15/11 – Wisconsinites will soon get to learn more about how the state government spends their tax money. The new state budget requires agencies to post all expenses of over 100-dollars to a Web site. The information must include the agency that made the purchase, who the seller was, and the amount of the payment. Assembly G-O-P Finance co-chair Robin Vos proposed it. He said colleagues of both parties supported the idea, to help people decide for themselves whether state spending is worthwhile. The Walker administration has put some limited information from agencies on-line. Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says there’s not a deadline to get all the information up – but he says it’s a priority.