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Breaking with Tradition: How Wisconsin Lawmakers Have Shortchanged a Legacy of Investment in the State’s Future

Since 2011, a majority of state lawmakers have turned their backs on Wisconsin’s long and proud history of investment in education, health care and other assets that once ensured the state’s civic and economic progress.

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Tax Shifts Would Cut Taxes for Richest, Raise Taxes for Others

Expanding the sales tax to pay for income and property tax cuts would harm taxpayers with low incomes – and give large tax cuts to the highest earners.

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Missing Out: Recent Tax Cuts Deliver Little to People Who Earn the Least

Three major tax cut packages passed by the Wisconsin legislature have delivered relatively little benefit to the lowest earners, who are struggling to make ends meet. In dollar amounts, the largest tax cuts went to the Wisconsin taxpayers who earned the most.

Recent Publications

A Summary of the Governor’s Proposal for Taxes and Revenue
February 26, 2015

Governor Walker’s budget includes more than $300 million in new tax cuts. He proposes reducing the amount of support the state provides to critically important institutions to help pay for the new tax cuts and to close the deficit caused by last year’s tax cuts.

A Summary of the Governor’s Proposal for Local Aid
February 24, 2015

Governor Walker has proposed a budget that nearly freezes an important funding source for counties and municipalities, which would make it harder for local governments to provide the services that make Wisconsin communities attractive places to do business and raise families.

A Summary of the Governor’s Proposed Budget for K-12 Education
February 13, 2015

Governor Walker has proposed an education budget that cuts state support to public schools, freezes local support, devotes new resources to private schools, and cuts property taxes.

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