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Editorial: State budget should be limited to dollars, sense

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Wisconsin lawmakers and the governor apparently have a different understanding of the meaning and purpose of a budget than the rest of us.

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They’ve taken what should be a statement of expenditures and proposals for financing them and folded in a series of unrelated items that evidently wouldn’t stand on their own.

The $70 billion budget package signed by Gov. Scott Walker June 30 has way too many non-money items — so many that it’s hard to get a clear count.

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