Alberta Darling

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 17

Republicans backtrack on commitment to clean state budget

Back in April, we congratulated the Legislature's finance committee for responsibly purging all non-fiscal policy from Gov. Scott Walker's state budget request.

Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, and other members of the Republican-controlled committee removed 83 items from the state's two-year spending plan that, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, had little or nothing to do with spending state money.

Nygren and Darling also had professed a desire to keep policy out of the budget by avoiding last-minute, surprise...