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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

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.
A Summary of Recent Legislative Action on Higher Education
March 30, 2016
Lawmakers passed several minor bills to expand opportunity for college students, but did not address the issue of helping students who graduate with a large amount of student loan debt.
Wisconsin’s Electorate and Economy: What the National Media Should Know about Wisconsin
March 29, 2016
A variety of facts about Wisconsin and how it compares to other states, for reporters and others looking for context for Wisconsin's presidential primary.
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