cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Tucked away in the 1,743 page budget document created by Governor Doyle was the elimination of cost analysis for state contracts. Apparently he believes that we all should be comfortable with his ability to decide what to spend, when, at what amount and with whom. And, we should be so trusting as to permit all this to occur with no oversight.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has just announced that it is freezing wages, and that it may have to furlough employees for a week without pay. It has already gone through two staff reduction efforts with about 10% leaving the first time and another 5% the second time around.
What will it be like after the QEO program is killed?
Governor Doyle has included the ending of the Qualified Economic Offer (QEO) provision in the new biennial budget that he announced last evening. This would presumably happen coincident with the beginning of this biennium which would be July 1, 2009.