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An Updated Summary of the Proposed Wisconsin Budget for K-12 Education

Wisconsin state lawmakers have proposed an education budget that includes a small increase in funding for public schools, lowers property taxes compared to what they would otherwise be, devotes new resources to voucher schools, and eliminates many of the standards required to get a teaching license.

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The Biggest Loser: Wisconsin’s Middle Class Shrinking Faster than in Any Other State

The middle class is being hard hit all over the country, and Wisconsin’s middle class is taking the hardest hit of all. Wisconsin’s middle class, once nearly the strongest in the country, has shrunk more than in any other state.

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Pulling Apart 2015: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%

Wisconsin’s growth and prosperity are not being widely shared. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, while Wisconsinites not among the very highest earners saw little or no income growth.

Recent Publications

A Summary of the Joint Finance Committee Proposal for Child Care Issues
June 3, 2015

The Joint Committee on Finance Committee agreed to a Wisconsin Shares direct child care subsidy budget that results in an overall cut of $6.6 million over the biennium, including a funding decrease of $12.6 million in the first year for child care subsidies, and an increase of $6.0 million in the second year.

An Updated Overview of Health Care Issues in the 2015-17 Budget
June 2, 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.

An Updated Summary of the Proposed Wisconsin Budget for K-12 Education
June 2, 2015

Wisconsin state lawmakers have proposed an education budget that includes a small increase in funding for public schools, lowers property taxes compared to what they would otherwise be, devotes new resources to voucher schools, and eliminates many of the standards required to get a teaching license.

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