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This report presents statements of fund condition and operations (budgetary basis) of the State of Wisconsin for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. This satisfies the requirements of sec. 16.40 (3), Wisconsin Statutes. Displayed are major sources of revenues and major categories of expenditures for the General Fund and other funds compared to the prior year.
The General Fund has an undesignated balance of $89.6 million as of the end of the fiscal year. This is $19.2 million higher than the balance of $70.4 million projected in the estimate for 2009 Wisconsin Act 28 and other related budget legislation. This higher ending balance was due to less spending than estimated.
General-purpose revenue taxes were $12.113 billion compared to $13.043 billion in the prior year, a decrease of $930 million or 7.1 percent. Actual revenue collections in fiscal year 2008-09 were $1.173 billion less than the $13.286 billion estimated in May 2008, a reduction of 8.8 percent. This dramatic fall off in revenue collections reflects the impact of the worst global and national economic conditions in decades on Wisconsin's economy. Compared with estimates reflected in 2009 Wisconsin Act 28 and other related budget legislation, actual collections were only $4.3 million (0.04 percent) lower.
General-purpose revenue expenditures, excluding fund transfers, were $12.744 billion compared to $13.526 billion in the prior year, a decrease of $782 million or 5.8 percent. This decrease reflects spending cuts to GPR appropriations and federal fiscal relief for education and Medicaid programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
In fiscal year 2009, the State of Wisconsin continued to devote the major share of state tax collections to assistance to local school districts, municipalities and counties. Local assistance accounted for 56.7 percent of total general purpose revenue spending. Aid payments to individuals and organizations represented 17.3 percent of total general purpose revenue expenditures. The University of Wisconsin accounted for 8.8 percent of total general purpose revenue spending and state operations spending for all other state agencies accounted for 17.2 percent of the total.
The State of Wisconsin expects to publish its comprehensive annual financial report in December of 2009. The report will be prepared under generally accepted accounting principles.
Respectfully submitted,
Michael L. Morgan
Secretary of Administration
Stephan J. Censky, CPA
State Controller
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State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
Madison
October 15, 2009
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
We have completed financial audits of Mendota and Winnebago Mental Health Institutes for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. The audits were requested by the Department of Health Services (DHS). We were able to express an unqualified opinion on each Institute's financial statements.
Mendota and Winnebago Mental Health Institutes are licensed and accredited hospitals that provide specialized diagnostic, evaluation, and treatment services for mentally ill children and adults. The Institutes also provide services to forensic patients referred to them through the criminal justice system. The Institutes are funded through a mix of general purpose revenue and program revenue.
The Institutes reported mixed financial results for fiscal year 2007-08. Mendota reported a $0.6 million gain in net assets, primarily as a result of increased settlements from the federal government. Winnebago reported a $2.5 million loss in net assets because it did not generate enough revenue to cover its expenses. The cash balance in the Institutes' primary program revenue appropriation has been declining over the past five years. To address this decline, DHS approved increases in daily patient rates of 9.5 percent at both Institutes effective October 1, 2009. This follows rate increases of 9.5 percent at Mendota and 11.0 percent at Winnebago that were effective in October 2008.
We appreciate the courtesy and cooperation extended to us by DHS staff during our audit.
Respectfully submitted,
Janice Mueller
State Auditor
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Calendar of Tuesday , October 20
Assembly Joint Resolution 75
Relating to: the life and public service of John Stanley.
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Special Guest
Representative Parisi introduced the family of John Stanley, including his wife, Theone, and his son, John Stanley, Jr., who were seated in the loggia.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 75 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 75 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
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Special Guest
Representative Parisi introduced Kelli Betsinger, Darcy Burke and Shelly Trowbridge, the first Hometown Hero Award recipients of the 2009-2010 Session. Mrs. Betsinger, accompanied by her son, Noah, addressed the members from the rostrum.
Assembly Joint Resolution 76
Relating to: the second anniversary of WisconsinEye's commencement of broadcast operations.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 76 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 76 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 78
Relating to: recall of enrolled 2009 Assembly Bill 8.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 78 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 78 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 80
Relating to: commemorating the achievements and contributions of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on the occasion of its centennial.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 80 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 80 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 81 be withdrawn from the committee on Rules and taken up at this time. Granted.
Assembly Joint Resolution 81
Relating to: commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
The question was: Shall Assembly Joint Resolution 81 be adopted?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Joint Resolution 81 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
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Representative Barca asked unanimous consent that the Assembly stand recessed. Granted.
The Assembly stood recessed.
12:09 P.M.
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Recess
2:58 P.M.
The Assembly reconvened.
Speaker Pro Tempore Staskunas in the chair.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent for a quorum call. Granted.

A quorum was present.
Representative A. Williams asked unanimous consent that her leave of absence be lifted. Granted.
Assembly Bill 213
Relating to: establishing and changing compensation for city and village elective offices; signing village contracts; bidding procedure for village public construction contracts; officer-of-the-peace status of village officers; publication by the city clerk of fund receipts and disbursements; village and 4th class city regulation of political signs; liability of counties and cities for mob damage; means of providing police and fire protection by cities and villages; holdover status of appointed city and village officers; use of the s. 32.05 procedure in villages for certain housing and urban renewal condemnation; and application of public contract bidder prequalification to 1st class cities.
The question was: Shall Assembly Bill 213 be ordered engrossed and read a third time?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Bill 213 be given a third reading. Granted.
The question was: Assembly Bill 213 having been read three times, shall the bill be passed?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Bill 213 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Bill 229
Relating to: the sale of home-canned food.
The question was: Shall Assembly Bill 229 be ordered engrossed and read a third time?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Bill 229 be given a third reading. Granted.
The question was: Assembly Bill 229 having been read three times, shall the bill be passed?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Bill 229 be immediately messaged to the Senate. Granted.
Assembly Bill 332
Relating to: authorizing the use of airguns and crossbows under certain hunting licenses.
The question was: Shall Assembly Bill 332 be ordered engrossed and read a third time?
Motion carried.
Representative Nelson asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and that Assembly Bill 332 be given a third reading. Granted.
The question was: Assembly Bill 332 having been read three times, shall the bill be passed?
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