AFP-WI: Governor Scott Walker signs AFP-backed budget reform law

CONTACT: Eric Bott, Ebott@afphq.org

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin today praised Governor Scott Walker for signing the Zero-Based Budget Review Act that requires state agencies to report every dollar in every program they administer for review by the legislature. The law had been on the books since 2002 but was repealed in 2009 by the previous gubernatorial administration. The grassroots activist group commended the law’s authors, Senator David Craig and Representative Rob Hutton for their leadership on the issue.

Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“Ronald Reagan was right when he said a government program is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth. This law is one of the most important steps we can take towards limiting the size government and ensuring taxpayers are truly getting the most bang for their buck from Madison. Wisconsin taxpayers have been kept in the dark as to how their money is being spent by state agencies for too long. This law will let in the sunlight and allow taxpayers to hold their state government fully accountable for every dollar it spends. By increasing transparency in the budget, the public and their elected officials will be better able to root out waste, inefficiency and redundancy in all government programs.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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