Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius
Governor Walker has made it clear that he wants to continue to cut property taxes. The best way to do this would be to strengthen a state tax credit that helps keep property taxes affordable for people with low incomes. … Read more
Wisconsin’s state and local tax system is tilted in favor of those with the highest incomes, according to a new report released today. Wisconsin taxpayers with low and middle incomes typically pay much higher rates of state and local taxes … Read more
Low-wage workers in Ohio, Nebraska, and 18 other states got a raise at the beginning of the year when those states increased their minimum wages. Minimum-wage workers in Wisconsin got no such bump in their paychecks.
What a year!
2014 was a roller coaster period for Wisconsin. The state started off the year with a budget surplus, passed more tax cuts, and will now have to figure out how to close the resulting budget shortfall. Republicans … Read more
Holiday shoppers are increasingly turning to the internet to make their purchases, but Congress has yet to close a loophole that gives online only retailers an advantage over their bricks and mortar counterparts.
Currently, online retailers that do not have … Read more
Weakening unions will be a top priority for state lawmakers when they next meet in January, according to new statements by legislative leaders. Unions help workers achieve higher wages, and limiting unions’ abilities to advocate for workers could make it … Read more
The head of Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation has proposed diverting resources usually used to build strong schools, communities, and health care systems, and use the money instead to construct and repair highways.