Blog Posts by Tamarine Cornelius
Wisconsin residents strongly favor raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations to reduce income inequality, a new poll shows. But instead of raising taxes on these groups, Wisconsin lawmakers have taken steps to give significant tax breaks to taxpayers … 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
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On Tuesday, voters in dozens of school districts across the state will determine whether to provide additional resources to children in public schools.
School districts are asking voters to approve nearly $700 million in borrowing for new construction and building … Read more
Wisconsin lawmakers wrapped up their legislative session earlier this month after taking small steps to keep higher education affordable for students. But they did not tackle the larger issue of helping student loan borrowers who are struggling to repay loans … Read more
During their recent session, Wisconsin lawmakers had a mixed record on holding down corrections costs, passing bills that will increase the number of people behind bars, as well as reducing obstacles that prevent people from fully contributing to their communities … Read more
New Summary Describes Recent Changes Lawmakers Have – and Haven’t – Made to Wisconsin’s School System
In the legislative session that began in January 2015 and ended last week, Wisconsin lawmakers made several changes that affect local school districts, including requiring many school districts with students in the voucher program to cut their budgets, and overhauling … Read more