Will we hear about an activist WI Leg. Fiscal Bureau?
The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is being criticized by a leading school choice advocate over the agency's estimate of the extent of the likely, expanded income transfer to private, religious choice schools from public education funding - - in other words, criticized for doing its job.
Sending thousands more students to private, religious schools under an expansion of Wisconsin's statewide voucher program could shift $600 million to $800 million out of public schools over the next decade, according to an analysis from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
"I'm a little bit surprised the fiscal bureau put this memo out," said Jim Bender, president of School Choice Wisconsin. "Normally, they don't say, 'We're going to take a purely speculative run and just guess at the numbers.'".Here's how the agency's website explains itself:
The Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. The Bureau provides fiscal and program information and analyses to the Wisconsin Legislature, its committees, and individual legislators.I'm waiting for some choice advocate to slap the activist label on the LFB and its civil servants.
The Bureau also serves as staff to the Joint Committee on Finance -- a 16-member Committee, which reviews and deliberates on legislation affecting state revenues and appropriations. The primary focus of the Committee's work, and thus, that of the Bureau, in each legislative session is the state's biennial budget.
lol. Like everything else in FitzWalkerstan, when they are agree with you, you are "the highly respected LFB." When they don't you are an evil activist.
This goes to show all Wisconsin voters that if they want to keep their public schools, for that matter if they want to keep Wisconsin as they once knew it these Republican legislators MUST be turned out of office in the 2016 elections. It is now obviously clear that Walker and friends are dead serious about ending public education as their KOCH brother supporters are demanding!
Have watched and worked with Fiscal Bureau for 43 years. They don't do guesses.
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