Missing Out: Recent Tax Cuts Deliver Little to People Who Earn the Least

Three major tax cut packages passed by the Wisconsin legislature have delivered relatively little benefit to the lowest earners, who are struggling to make ends meet. In dollar amounts, the largest tax cuts went to the Wisconsin taxpayers who earned the most.

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Five Things to Know about Poverty in Wisconsin

Four years into the nation’s recovery from recession, too many Wisconsin families are worse off than they were before the economic collapse of 2008. New Census figures give us an updated picture of poverty in Wisconsin, and what we can do to address it.

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Pulling Apart 2014: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1 Percent

Income inequality continues to grow in Wisconsin and the United States, producing an ever-widening chasm between the rich and the poor. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, while Wisconsinites not among the very highest earners saw their incomes stagnate or decline.

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Test your Knowledge of Taxes and Spending in Wisconsin: Based on 2012 figures
December 22, 2014

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1. Do Wisconsin state and local governments spend more money per person than governments in other states? a. Yes, much more: Among the states, we rank 6th.b. Wisconsin is about in the middle, and ranks 24th.c. No, much

Middle of the Pack: Wisconsin Government Revenue is Not Out of Line
December 22, 2014

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Despite claims that Wisconsin is a high-tax state, it is actually close to average in many measures of revenue and spending among the states, according to new figures from the Census Bureau.
Wisconsin ranked 19th out of the

Tax Shifts Would Cut Taxes for Richest, Raise Taxes for Others
October 15, 2014

Expanding the sales tax to pay for income and property tax cuts would harm taxpayers with low incomes – and give large tax cuts to the highest earners.

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