Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius

GOP Tax Changes Could Make it Harder for African American Students and Others to Afford College

December 12, 2017

Now that the Senate and the House of Representatives have each passed their own versions of a federal tax plan, they will try to reach agreement on a single plan for both houses of Congress to approve. The two tax … Read more

Federal Tax Plans Would Drive another Economic Wedge between White Families and Families of Color

December 5, 2017

A growing level of resources is concentrated in a very small number of hands, a trend that would be exacerbated if Congress passes one of the federal tax bills currently under consideration. Both versions of the bill expand the already-significant … Read more

The Different Federal Tax Proposals are not all that Different. Here’s What They Have in Common.

November 27, 2017

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Senate have put forth their own versions of the changes they would like to see made to federal income taxes. While there are different provisions included in the two … Read more

More than a Quarter of a Million Wisconsin Taxpayers Would Have a Tax Hike under Senate plan

November 13, 2017

Nearly 300,000 Wisconsin taxpayers would pay more in federal income taxes under a plan released on November 9 by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. That means about nine percent of all taxpayers in the state, or 1 out of … Read more

What the Details of the Trump-House GOP Tax Plan Mean for Wisconsin Taxpayers, in Five Charts

November 9, 2017

New details about the tax plan being advanced by President Trump and Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives show that the plan would mostly benefit the extremely rich, despite initial claims by proponents that it would be targeted … Read more

Wisconsin’s Prison Price Tag: Still Growing

October 31, 2017
A leading official in Governor Walker’s administration has said that the state will need to spend more money – soon – to expand the state’s prison capacity. State policymakers should take this opportunity to reform the state’s corrections system in a way that locks up fewer people, keeps costs down, and protects public safety.

Rural, Northern Wisconsin Projected to Lose Large Numbers of Children in Coming Years

October 19, 2017
In some areas of northern and central Wisconsin, the number of children is expected to decline by up to a quarter over the next 25 years, presenting a host of challenges to communities that are already struggling to stay economically vibrant.

Wisconsin’s Tax Ranking Drops, but Pace of Job Creation Stays Slow

October 17, 2017
Wisconsin’s ranking among the states in many measures of government revenue and spending has dropped considerably since about 2000, but that hasn’t translated into an increased pace of job creation.

What the Trump Tax Plan Means for Wisconsin Taxpayers, in Six Charts

October 6, 2017

The tax plan being advanced by President Trump and Republican members of Congress would mostly benefit the extremely rich, despite initial claims by proponents that it would be targeted at members of the middle class.

Provisions included in the tax … Read more

Push by Lawmakers to Break Up Racine School District Could Segregate Students by Race, Income

October 5, 2017

A provision that Wisconsin lawmakers included in the state budget would stratify students in the Racine area by income and race and make it more difficult for the Racine school district to improve academic opportunities for students. The budget encourages  … Read more