Publications

Pulling Apart 2015: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%

January 27, 2015

Wisconsin’s growth and prosperity are not being widely shared. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, while Wisconsinites not among the very highest earners saw little or no income growth.

Wisconsin’s Public Sector is Leanest in Two Decades

January 21, 2015

The number of government workers in Wisconsin compared to the state’s population has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years, new Census figures show.

Middle of the Pack: Wisconsin Government Revenue is Not Out of Line

December 22, 2014

Despite claims that Wisconsin is a high-tax state, it is actually close to average in many measures of revenue and spending among the state.

Tax Shifts Would Cut Taxes for Richest, Raise Taxes for Others

October 15, 2014

Expanding the sales tax to pay for income and property tax cuts would harm taxpayers with low incomes – and give large tax cuts to the highest earners.

Fewer Teachers, More Poverty Mean Challenges for Wisconsin Schools

August 27, 2014

As the new school year approaches, Wisconsin schools face significant challenges.

Breaking with Tradition: How Wisconsin Lawmakers Have Shortchanged a Legacy of Investment in the State’s Future

August 6, 2014

Since 2011, a majority of state lawmakers have turned their backs on Wisconsin’s long and proud history of investment in education, health care and other assets that once ensured the state’s civic and economic progress.

Missing Out: Recent Tax Cuts Deliver Little to People Who Earn the Least

June 3, 2014

Three major tax cut packages passed by the Wisconsin legislature have delivered relatively little benefit to the lowest earners, who are struggling to make ends meet. In dollar amounts, the largest tax cuts went to the Wisconsin taxpayers who earned the most.