Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius

Decline in State Support for UW System Dates Back over a Decade

August 29, 2016

Wisconsin provides far less public support per student to the University of Wisconsin System than it did fifteen years ago, according to an analysis of newly-released figures.

In 2016, the state provided $6,800 in General Purpose Revenue (GPR) support to … Read more

Wisconsin Undercuts its Own Success in Improving Child Care Quality

August 18, 2016

Wisconsin’s commitment to affordable child care for working families has waned in recent years, making it more difficult for child care providers to work towards improving the quality of child care, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Council Read more

The Teacher Pay Penalty is Bigger than Ever

August 15, 2016

Public school teachers earn significantly less than comparable workers – and the gap is growing wider, making it more difficult to attract new teachers to the profession.

Nationally, public school teachers earned 17.0% less per week worked than other workers … Read more

Wisconsin’s Public Sector Comes with a Low Cost, Compared to Other States

August 8, 2016

Wisconsin is leaner in most types of public sector jobs than all but a few other states, according to a review of employment figures by Governing.

Only three states have fewer public workers working in areas other than education … Read more

Governor’s Statements Give Hints of What’s to Come in Next Budget

August 2, 2016

Governor Walker’s public statements and his instructions to state agencies on how to develop their proposals for Wisconsin’s next state budget give some glimpses into what the state’s 2017-19 budget might bring.

Wisconsin has a two-year budget. The process of … Read more

Mortgage Lending Patterns in Milwaukee Reinforce Segregated Poverty

July 26, 2016

White residents of the Milwaukee metropolitan area have significant more access to mortgage lending than black and Hispanic residents, according to a new report that highlights how lending patterns affect different communities.

Whites represent 70% of the population in the … Read more

Low-Paid Workers in Several Locations Get a Raise – But Not in Wisconsin

July 7, 2016

Low-paid workers in various locations across the country got a raise this month, as increases in the minimum wage took effect in several states, counties, and cities. However, workers in Wisconsin were not among those benefitting from an increase … Read more

Runaway Tax Cut a Windfall for Millionaires

June 28, 2016

A new tax break that has cost much more than originally anticipated has resulted in enormous tax breaks for the very wealthiest, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Budget Project.

The Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit nearly wipes … Read more

School Meals Are Important to Students During Summer Months, Too

May 31, 2016

Summer is almost here, and children will be out of school – but many of them will still have access to free or reduced-price meals through a program that helps students get their nutritional needs met during the summer months.… Read more