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Prison Price Tag: The High Cost of Wisconsin’s Corrections Policies
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.
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Paying for Job Reductions: The Unreported Story of a Ballooning Tax Credit
An uncapped Wisconsin corporate tax credit is expected to balloon to $279 million in the next fiscal year, more than twice the original cost projection.
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Proposed Limits Would Make it More Difficult for Voters to Approve New Resources for Schools
Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a change that would make it more difficult for voters to approve additional resources for children in public schools in their districts. Wisconsin lawmakers are seeking to limit the opportunities voters have to approve referenda, by prohibiting a school district from sending a referendum to voters for a period of two years after a referendum was rejected by voters.

Recent Publications

The Big Giveaway: Costly Tax Credit has Done Little to Boost Employment
June 28, 2016
A new tax break that allows some businesses to pay next to nothing in income taxes winds up mostly in the pockets of the extremely wealthy.
Pulling Apart 2016: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%
June 20, 2016
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.
A Summary of Recent Legislative Action on Taxes and the Budget Process
March 31, 2016
Lawmakers introduced scores of bills to create or expand tax breaks, and also a number of bills relating to the budget process.
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