Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius

Tax Cuts Haven’t Boosted Wisconsin Economy

June 16, 2015

Wisconsin lawmakers on the legislature’s budget committee will probably meet this week to make decisions about a proposed income tax cut for high earners and other changes to Wisconsin’s tax system, among other issues. They should keep in mind that … Read more

Under Proposal to Eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax, Only Highest Earners Would Receive a Significant Tax Cut

June 12, 2015

Lawmakers have proposed eliminating Wisconsin’s Alternative Minimum Tax, a change that would give a tax cut to some people with high incomes and exclude nearly all taxpayers with incomes under $100,000. The legislature’s budget committee is likely to vote on … Read more

An Increase in Gas Tax Could Help Pay for Transportation Projects

June 10, 2015

Legislators have taken a break from public debate on the budget as they meet privately to try to hammer out agreement on a few key issues, including how to pay for major highway construction projects. There is not nearly enough … Read more

Tax Cuts Haven’t Done Much to Boost Job Growth in Wisconsin or Other Tax-Cutting States

June 9, 2015

More evidence is piling up that states that made big tax cuts in recent years – including Wisconsin – are failing to keep up with the rest of the country when it comes to job growth.… Read more

Giving Resources to Schools with One Hand, and Taking Away with the Other

May 21, 2015

6/2/15: This post has been revised. The original post stated that most of the new money set aside for public education would not go to public schools, and identified the dollar amounts of the new funding that would go towards Read more

Lawmakers Don’t Need Additional Tax Revenue to Avoid Worst of Budget Cuts

May 6, 2015

Lawmakers hoping to avoid some of the damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker had pinned their hopes on tax revenues coming in higher than originally anticipated, thereby boosting the resources available to invest in Wisconsin’s schools, communities and workforce.… Read more

Wisconsin Residents Oppose Budget Cuts that Would Damage Wisconsin’s Schools and Universities

April 21, 2015

The damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker have very little support among Wisconsin residents, a new poll from Marquette University shows.… Read more

People in Wisconsin are particularly opposed to cutting resources for students in public schools. According to the poll:

This Tax Day, Remember that Taxes Make Investments in a Strong Economy Possible

April 15, 2015

Today is April 15th, the deadline for most people to file their income tax forms without penalty. We hear a lot of negative messages about taxes on this day. But this Tax Day, let’s remember that creating jobs and building … Read more

Wisconsin’s Tax System Requires the Least from Those who Have the Most

April 13, 2015

To build a strong economy and broad-based prosperity in Wisconsin, we need to make sure everyone has the chance to thrive economically. But Wisconsin’s tax system is stacked against people with low and moderate incomes, making it harder for those … Read more