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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.
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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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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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Test your Knowledge of Taxes and Spending in Wisconsin
March 13, 2017
Middle of the Pack: Wisconsin Government Revenue is Similar to that of Other States
March 13, 2017
Despite claims that Wisconsin is a high-spending state, it is actually close to average in many measures of revenue and spending among the states, according to figures from the Census Bureau.
A Summary of the Governor’s Proposed Budget for Higher Education
March 2, 2017
Governor Walker’s budget proposes freezing tuition at the state’s technical college system and cutting tuition for the University of Wisconsin System. He recommends slightly increasing state support to partly pay for the tuition freeze and cut. He also proposes a modest increase in state support for the UW System, distributing the funding based on how individual campuses perform on a specified set of outcome measures.
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