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In Wisconsin, Radical Proposal to Amend U.S. Constitution is Introduced
Go to www.constitutionaldefenders.org for more information about the dangerous and misguided effort to alter the U.S. Constitution that is being considered by the Wisconsin legislature.
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Budget Cuts and Teacher Shortages: With Fewer Resources, Schools Struggle to Find Teachers
Wisconsin students attend schools that invest significantly less resources per student than they did a decade ago. School spending in Wisconsin declined in recent years, in contrast to the national trend of increasing resources for schools. Most school spending consists of employee salaries and benefits, and Wisconsin school districts have reduced both.
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A Wisconsin Budget for All: How We Can Invest to Help Wisconsin Communities Thrive
For too long, we’ve all been told that there’s not enough money in the budget to help our communities thrive. That is not true.

Recent Publications

The Significant Risk of Not Breaking Even on Foxconn Subsidies
August 17, 2017
Foxconn has said that the new plant it wants to build in southeast Wisconsin could employ between 3,000 and 13,000 workers. Whether the number of employees is ultimately at the top of that range or far lower will dictate how much the proposed subsidies would cost Wisconsin taxpayers per job and how long it would take our state to break even on the new tax credits.
Pulling Apart 2017: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%
August 8, 2017
As the economy grows, the gains are concentrated on the state’s richest residents. Inequality is on the rise, both nationally and in Wisconsin. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, yet the rest of the state’s residents have experienced little or no income growth.
Different Assumptions about Foxconn Job Creation Yield Much Higher Estimates of the Cost of Jobs
August 3, 2017
The cost of the proposed new tax credits for the tentative deal with Foxconn could be far larger per job created than some people have suggested. Those costs will vary greatly depending on the ratio of spending for payroll versus the capital expenditures. The more that Foxconn invests in its facilities and state-of-the-art automation, rather than employees, the more the proposed deal will cost state taxpayers per job created.
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