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Presented to the Governor on Friday, March 30.
Patrick E. Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
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Executive Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
Madison
March 30, 2012
To the Honorable Members of the Assembly:
The following bills, originating in the Assembly, have been approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State:
Bill Number Act Number Date Approved
Assembly Bill 497162March 29, 2012
Assembly Bill 224163March 29, 2012
Assembly Bill 291164March 29, 2012
Respectfully submitted,
Scott Walker
Governor
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Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
Madison
To Whom It May Concern:
Acts, Joint Resolutions and Resolutions deposited in this office have been numbered and published as follows:
Bill Number Act Number Publication Date
Assembly Bill 229154April 9, 2012
Assembly Bill 497162April 11, 2012
Assembly Bill 224163April 11, 2012
Assembly Bill 291164April 11, 2012
Sincerely,
Douglas La Follette
Secretary of State
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March 30, 2012
Patrick Fuller
Assembly Chief Clerk
17 West Main Street, Suite 401
Madison, WI 53703
Dear Patrick:
Enclosed is a copy of the 2011 Annual Report Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, submitted to the Legislature pursuant to s. 227.15 (5), Stats.
Sincerely,
Terry C. Anderson
Joint Legislative Council
Director
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Referral of Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Gathering Waters Conservancy
Madison
March 23, 2012
To the Honorable, the Legislature:
It is my pleasure to share with you the enclosed report of Gathering Waters Conservancy's activities and accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2011. This report was written in accordance with the statutory requirements of Wis. Stat. s. 23.0955 (2)(b)5. Gathering Waters Conservancy and Wisconsin's land trust community can report that the pace and quality of lasting land conservation in the state is increasing. That success is due in part to the ongoing generous support of the state legislature and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Gathering Waters Conservancy works on the leading edge of a truly influential conservation movement. Wisconsin land trusts have permanently protected over 280,000 acres in communities across Wisconsin. They claim a combined membership of close to 50,000 individuals and thousands of local volunteers; they have raised millions of private dollars to protect critical lands that benefit the public; and they work with private landowners every day to promote voluntary management and protection of our natural resources.
We look forward to continuing our work with the State to achieve meaningful land conservation to benefit generations of Wisconsin citizens. I have also enclosed a copy of Gathering Waters Conservancy's FY 2011 annual report, which includes our audited financials. Please do not hesitate to contact me for additional information.
Sincerely,
Michael Strigel
Executive Director
Referred to committee on Natural Resources.
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Agency Reports
State of Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau
Madison
March 30, 2012
To the Honorable, the Assembly:
We have completed our annual financial and compliance audit of the State of Wisconsin. This audit satisfies state agencies' audit requirements under the federal Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended, and federal Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133. It also assists us in meeting our audit responsibilities under s. 13.94, Wis. Stats.
In fiscal year 2010-11, state agencies administered nearly $15.0 billion in federal financial assistance. Included in this amount is approximately $2.8 billion of assistance received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We tested internal controls and a selection of expenditures for compliance with laws and regulations for 31 federal programs that were chosen for review using risk-based assessment criteria established by the federal government.
Our report contains the auditor's reports on internal control over financial reporting and on compliance with program requirements, and our unqualified audit opinion on the State of Wisconsin Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards. We also conducted follow-up to prior audit findings. Overall, state agencies have complied with federal grant requirements and have taken steps to address findings included in our FY 2009-10 single audit report. However, we report both new and continuing internal control deficiencies and areas of federal noncompliance. The federal government will contact state agencies to resolve the findings and questioned costs included in our report.
We appreciate the courtesy and cooperation extended to us by state agency staff during our audit. Agency comments on individual findings, along with specific corrective action plans to address the concerns we identified, are included within the agency narratives.
Respectfully submitted,
Joe Chrisman
State Auditor
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