Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius
Spending on corrections has increased dramatically in Wisconsin in recent decades, reducing the resources available for quality schools, safe communities, and health care.
Wisconsin state spending on corrections rose by 308% between 1986 and 2013, when dollar amounts are adjusted … Read more
SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, help put food on the table for nearly half a million Wisconsin children in families with low incomes. Efforts to restrict access to SNAP, such as the changes Governor Walker has proposed, could … Read more
Wisconsin voters approved ballot initiatives in 27 school districts on Tuesday, voluntarily raising property taxes in order to fund services or improve infrastructure in their districts.
Measures approved by voters included:
An efficient transportation network can’t exist entirely of one-way streets. It needs to be adaptable, with multiple modes of transportation and some areas where traffic flows in different directions. Likewise, the financing for a good transportation network needs flexibility, and … Read more
Wisconsin ranks 5th worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession. These cuts weaken our schools and could make it harder for the next generation of Wisconsin workers to compete … Read more
When you hear a policymaker advocating for “tax reform,” it’s worth checking the fine print.
There’s nothing wrong with the goal of improving Wisconsin’s tax structure. But two recent “tax reform” proposals would shift the responsibility for paying taxes away … Read more
Three Wisconsin electric utilities have proposed billing changes that would raise energy costs for people with low incomes.
We Energies, Madison Gas & Electric, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) have asked the state’s Public Service Commission for permission to … Read more
One in nine households in Wisconsin has difficulty affording food, according to a new report from the U.S Department of Agriculture.
Nearly 12% of Wisconsin households did not have access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle over … Read more