There may be tough times ahead for Wisconsin, as a projected revenue shortfall grows.
The latest report from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau puts Wisconsin's budget hole at $652 million for the biennium, up from a projected $400 million shortfall last month.
As a result, Department of Administration Secretary Michael Morgan says adjustments will be needed. He's directed the heads of state agencies to help find ways to trim an extra $111 million in spending. That's on top of a request from the Governor earlier this year to find $200 million in savings.
Morgan is hoping to prevent those cuts from hurting state services through at least the initial round of savings. However, Morgan admits making cuts won't be easy. He says the state will just have to work through this challenge.