Agencies have requested $693 million dollars more for 2016-17 than the state of Wisconsin is expected to collect in revenues over the two-year budget period.
The state Department of Administration reported the revenue outlook on Monday.
It means the Walker administration will face a $693 million shortfall when drafting a biennial budget. That “hole” represents projected state revenues from all sources minus spending requests from state agencies. Those requests inevitably include proposals that don’t end up making it into the governor’s proposed budget.
A Walker spokesman said the governor’s budget will include more money for K-12 education, technical colleges and the UW System.