Wisconsin's Bond Chief Urges Lawmakers to Deal With Structural Budget Deficit

Shields, Yvette
June 2001
Bond Buyer;6/29/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31171, p5
Trade Publication
Reports on the failure of Wisconsin lawmakers to deal with their state's budget deficit in their ongoing budget deliberations. Definition of structural deficit; Outlook on the state's Aa2 credit by Moody's Investors Service; Need for a spending cap and a rainy day fund.


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