|Contact: DOA Communications|
|MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan today announced that State Agencies have identified $70 million in cost savings in state operations that are primarily funded through taxpayer investments.
“These budget reductions will immediately save significant tax dollars because this Administration is serious about doing everything we can to stabilize the state budget,” Sec. Brennan said. “But we also know that these reductions are just the first steps of many tough decisions we are going to have to make in the weeks and months to come.”
The reductions were made in less than thirty days and were in response to Gov. Tony Evers’ direction to address the anticipated state revenue losses expected in the current fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor’s team and DOA worked collaboratively with State Agency leaders to maximize the flexibility afforded to them so that creative ways could be identified to meet the targeted reductions. The cost savings announced today results in approximately a 5 percent reduction.
For more information regarding the budget reduction, including the reduction targets by Agency, please visit HERE.