State Attorneys: Budget May Have to be Released in Capitol

Governor Scott Walker wants to break with tradition in releasing his biennial state budget. But he also may be breaking from state statute a little bit as well. That seems to be the indication of a memo from the non-partisan Wisconsin Legislative Council. The Council's attorneys were asked whether the governor can release his budget away from the capitol as he plans to do on the 22nd of this month at a private business. The council says current law requires the governor to deliver the budget in front of a joint session of the legislature and, barring an emergency, the place to convene that session is at the capitol and not at a place call Vita-Plus, an ag business at which Walker had planned to release his budget to highlight its jobs component.

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