The Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
(LRB) is one of two legislative service agencies in the Wisconsin Legislature
. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau is dedicated as a non-partisan agency providing fiscal analysis and information for Wisconsin Legislators.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau was created in 1968 and made permanent as an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1969. The first fiscal agency known as the Legislative Budget Staff was created in 1963.
Joint Finance Committee
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau serves as the official support staff of the Wisconsin Legislative Committee on Joint Finance, a 12 person committee responsible for the appropriations of Wisconsin state government. The main function is assisting the Joint Finance Committee draft Wisconsin's biennial budget produced every two years.