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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.

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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.

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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

Fewer Teachers, Less Experienced Teachers Mean Challenges for Wisconsin’s Public Schools
August 25, 2015

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.

An Updated Overview of Health Care Issues in the 2015-17 Budget
July 20, 2015

Although the budget bill significantly increases state funding for Medicaid and BadgerCare in order to address cost increases, it also contains a number of cuts to important health care services. Those cuts and much of the increased spending from state revenue could be avoided if Wisconsin expanded BadgerCare eligibility to more low-income adults.

Children’s Issues in the 2015-17 Wisconsin Budget
July 14, 2015

Budget decisions made by lawmakers help determine whether children in Wisconsin attend high‑quality public schools, have access to health care when they need it, and live in financially secure families. By making investments in children today, lawmakers can ensure that Wisconsin will have a well-educated, healthy workforce in the future, laying the foundation for broad-based prosperity and economic growth down the road.

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