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Fewer Teachers, Less Experienced Teachers Mean Challenges for Wisconsin’s Public Schools

Wisconsin public schools face significant challenges, including a long-term reduction in resources, student-teacher ratios that have grown faster than the national average, and fewer experienced teachers.

A National Victory for Transparency in State and Local Budgeting

New standards will substantially improve public access to important information about budget choices made at the state and local level. Because of the historic changes in accounting standards, state and local governments will soon have to report how much revenue they lose to corporate tax breaks given for economic development.

State Capitol
What’s in the Budget? Updated Resources Explain

This is the third biennial budget that Governor Walker has signed, and like the other two, this budget will have significant effects on the way people in Wisconsin live, work, and do business.

Recent Publications

Prison Price Tag: The High Cost of Wisconsin’s Corrections Policies
November 19, 2015

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.

Middle of the Pack: Wisconsin Government Revenue is Not Out of Line
October 29, 2015

Despite claims that Wisconsin is a high-spending state, it is actually close to average in many measures of revenue and spending among the states, according to new figures from the Census Bureau.

Test your Knowledge of Taxes and Spending in Wisconsin: Based on 2013 figures
October 29, 2015
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