Next week will mark the beginning of the next biennium’s state budget process, as 2019-21 agency budget requests are due to Gov. Scott Walker and the Department of Administration (DOA) on Monday, Sept. 17. Walker has directed agencies to be “aggressive” in identifying savings and to aim for zero growth in overall general purpose revenue appropriations.
Under Wisconsin’s biennial budget process, DOA’s State Budget Office and Governor’s Office will review the agency requests and develop the biennial budget. The governor will then present his budget to the state legislature for its consideration in early 2019. A final budget passed by the legislature and signed by the governor will be due at the end of June 2019.