Truth in Budgeting Act of 2009

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The Truth in Budgeting Act is part of a package of legislation designed to provide greater government transparency and enable all to see and understand the state budget. The following four Republican representatives of the Wisconsin State Legislature collaborated to create the package: Bill Kramer, Leah Vukmir, Rich Zipperer and Brett Davis.[1][2]


Also known as LRB‐1356, the bill prohibits the legislature from passing a budget that would appropriate federal economic stimulus funds until the governor submits a plan to the legislature to achieve a balanced budget for the 2015‐16 fiscal year.[3][4]

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  1. Wisconsin State Legislature, "Representatives Propose New Agenda to Stabilize, Expose State Spending," Feb. 10, 2009
  2. Rep. Rich Zipper Press Release, "Zipperer Calls for Action on Earmark Transparency Act," Aug. 3, 2009 (dead link)
  3. Wisconsin State Legislature, "Federal Stimulus Funds and the Structural Deficit," Feb. 10, 2009
  4. Rep. Leah Vukmir Press Release, "Co-Sponsorship of LRB-1356, the Truth in Budgeting Act," Feb. 10, 2009