Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius
Governor Walker has proposed a back-to-school sales tax holiday, a gimmick that would reduce the resources available to support Wisconsin’s schools, university system, and communities, without providing any real economic benefit.
Under the proposal, purchases of school supplies, computers, and … Read more
Governor Walker has proposed increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for some families, a move that would improve child well-being and expand economic opportunity for families with low and moderate incomes. He included the measure in his proposal for … Read more
Tomorrow is April 18th, the deadline for most people to file their income tax forms without penalty. (April 17 is a holiday in Washington, D.C., pushing off the deadline for filing until today.) We hear a lot of negative messages … Read more
Wisconsin is a better place when we all do well. Unfortunately, while the wealthiest have seen their incomes skyrocket in recent decades, incomes have stagnated for the middle class and those who struggle hardest to make ends meet. It’s becoming … Read more
Some state lawmakers are seeking to restrict the ability of Wisconsin residents to raise new resources for schools, by banning certain types of school referendums and limiting others. The proposed measures have the potential to harm rural school districts, many … Read more
On Tuesday, voters in many Wisconsin school districts approved new resources for children in public schools.
Voters approved 40 out of 65 school referendums on the ballot, raising their property taxes to replace school buildings, improve academic offerings, and provide … Read more
President Trump has released an outline of a federal budget that would make it harder for Wisconsin families to make ends meet, harm the environment, and make it less likely for students to graduate – leaving the state on the … Read more
An overwhelming majority of Wisconsin residents think schools are doing a good job and favor increasing state support to K-12 schools in the next budget, a new poll by Marquette University shows.
Eighty percent of poll respondents said they want … Read more