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Wisconsin’s Prison Price Tag: Still Growing
A leading official in Governor Walker’s administration has said that the state will need to spend more money – soon – to expand the state’s prison capacity. State policymakers should take this opportunity to reform the state’s corrections system in a way that locks up fewer people, keeps costs down, and protects public safety.
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Rural, Northern Wisconsin Projected to Lose Large Numbers of Children in Coming Years
In some areas of northern and central Wisconsin, the number of children is expected to decline by up to a quarter over the next 25 years, presenting a host of challenges to communities that are already struggling to stay economically vibrant.
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Wisconsin’s Tax Ranking Drops, but Pace of Job Creation Stays Slow
Wisconsin’s ranking among the states in many measures of government revenue and spending has dropped considerably since about 2000, but that hasn’t translated into an increased pace of job creation.