According to the Pew Center, Wisconsin is one of the 10 most financially troubled states in the US.
Wisconsin: To most, Wisconsin does not seem to have the same problems managing its money as California, its dairy rival. But the recession has hit Wisconsin harder than most state governments, especially when it comes to lost tax revenues and the size of the hole in its budget. On top of that, unemployment is climbing as the state’s largest sector—manufacturing—sputters. Wisconsin’s history of budget shortfalls and pattern of borrowing frequently to cover operating expenses, among other measures, made it poorly positioned to weather the most recent severe economic downturn.You can read the full report here.
A question voters need to ask in upcoming elections is can we continue to do business as usual. Changes must be made and if the current legislators aren't willing to do the right thing, then we should replace them.