A report shows the state’s fiscal situation has improved since 2010 but overall it’s at or below the national average.
Dale Knapp is a researcher for the Wisconsin Policy Forum. He says they’ve seen progress in the short and long term because of a couple of things. He says the first is that the state repaired the unemployment fund.
Knapp says the other factor was that lawmakers stopped using one-time money and raiding some funds to pay for unrelated things.
He says Wisconsin’s fiscal health is back to where it was around 2002, but there’s still room for improvement.
Knapp says lawmakers have to make sure the state is better prepared for when the next recession hits.