The state is ending the fiscal year with one of the biggest surpluses in two decades.
Todd Knapp of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the $579 million total is over $111 million more than the nonpartisan group expected. He says historically, lawmakers haven’t left themselves much of a cushion. He says typically, the balances are between $50 million and $200 million.
Knapp says the group wants to talk with the governor’s office to find out where the extra savings came from.
The Department of Administration reports that tax revenue collections were higher than projected, and that helped with the total.