IRG Announces WI State Agency 101: New Executive Branch Review Series

Sep 7, 2022 | Press Release, Wisconsin Voices Blog

Holding the Executive Accountable: IRG Launches New Series Aimed at Spotlighting State Agencies and Needed Reforms

MADISON, WI – The Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) announced today the launch of a new series, Wisconsin State Agency 101, about educating the public on Wisconsin’s executive branch, explaining the functions, problems, and history of the 20 largest state agencies. Until November, IRG will publish agency-specific reports every week, starting today with its inaugural findings on both the Department of Public Instruction and the University of Wisconsin System.

“IRG was founded on the principles of holding government accountable and offering smart policy reforms to better our state. The Wisconsin State Agency 101 series will equip taxpayers and policymakers with the information they need to rein in government waste and overreach, and ultimately be more accountable to the people they serve.” – CJ Szafir, President and CEO of the Institute for Reforming Government

“We’re excited to launch this first-of-its-kind series of reports as our team of policy experts continues working to make state government more efficient and effective for those it serves. The new Wisconsin State Agency 101 series will give readers an overview of the issues facing state agencies while also laying the groundwork for reforms to be made.” – Alex Ignatowski, Director of State Budget and Government Reform at the Institute for Reforming Government

Wisconsin State Agency 101 reports will be released weekly and can be reviewed on the IRG website. Today’s reports include information and overviews of two public entities responsible for educating Wisconsin’s youth – the Department of Public Instruction and the University of Wisconsin System.

Click here to Read IRG’s State Agency 101 Report on the Dept. of Public Instruction

Click here to Read IRG’s State Agency 101 Report on the University of Wisconsin System

Future reports will feature the Departments of:

  • Administration
  • Technical College System
  • Natural Resources
  • Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • Corrections
  • Transportation
  • Workforce Development
  • Revenue
  • Safety & Professional Services
  • WEDC
  • Tourism
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Financial Institutions
  • Children & Family
  • Public Service Commission
  • Commissioner of Insurance
  • Health Services
  • Department of Justice

For additional information or questions about the Wisconsin State Agency 101 series, please contact Alex Ignatowski at ai@reforminggovernment.org.