Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kabuki With Budgets: The Wisconsin State Dance

Another Doylie, another game.

The state may be forced to cut more than $1 billion over the next 18 months from BadgerCare Plus and other health care programs for the disabled, elderly and low-income families.

Got that? That's the setup.

The savings identified so far, Timberlake said, will protect services and minimize cuts to providers.

Sixty-six measures are being taken to cut costs. Among them:

• Booking $195.4 million in savings - more than a third of the overall savings - through several one-time accounting changes, including delaying payments until just after the new state budget begins in mid-2011, according to the fiscal bureau.

Still think Doyle's retiring in Wisconsin?

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