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Prison Price Tag: The High Cost of Wisconsin’s Corrections Policies

By emphasizing high-cost incarceration that has produced questionable results over less expensive alternatives, lawmakers require taxpayers and communities to pick up the bill for the state’s short-sighted priorities.

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Paying for Job Reductions: The Unreported Story of a Ballooning Tax Credit

An uncapped Wisconsin corporate tax credit is expected to balloon to $279 million in the next fiscal year, more than twice the original cost projection.

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Proposed Limits Would Make it More Difficult for Voters to Approve New Resources for Schools

Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a change that would make it more difficult for voters to approve additional resources for children in public schools in their districts. Wisconsin lawmakers are seeking to limit the opportunities voters have to approve referenda, by prohibiting a school district from sending a referendum to voters for a period of two years after a referendum was rejected by voters.

Recent Publications

Wisconsin’s Public Sector is Leaner than Most Other States’
February 1, 2016

Wisconsin ranks 39th in the number of government workers per population, meaning Wisconsin’s state and local governments are leaner than all but 11 other states.

Proposed Limit Would Restrict New Resources for Schools, Even as Amended
December 16, 2015

Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a change that would make it more difficult for voters to approve additional resources for children in public schools in their district. An amendment to the bill would make the limits less restrictive than originally proposed, but would still make it more difficult for residents to pass referenda increasing local support for schools.

At Risk: Improvements to Tax Credits for Working Families, Amounts by Congressional District and County
December 1, 2015

Congress has an opportunity this fall to save key provisions of two tax credits that benefit working families across Wisconsin.

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