Economic Security

Pulling Apart 2017: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%

August 8, 2017
As the economy grows, the gains are concentrated on the state’s richest residents. Inequality is on the rise, both nationally and in Wisconsin. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, yet the rest of the state’s residents have experienced little or no income growth.

2017 Federal Poverty Levels

February 1, 2017

Pulling Apart 2016: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%

June 20, 2016
Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, yet the rest of the state’s residents have experienced little or no income growth.

2016 Federal Poverty Levels

February 12, 2016

At Risk: Improvements to Tax Credits for Working Families, Amounts by Congressional District and County

December 1, 2015
Congress has an opportunity this fall to save key provisions of two tax credits that benefit working families across Wisconsin.

Failure to Save Key Provisions to Tax Credits Would Harm Wisconsin Working Families

September 28, 2015
Unless Congress acts to save key provisions of two working family tax credits, Wisconsin’s working families may pay more in taxes and have a harder time making ends meet.

Children’s Issues in the 2015-17 Wisconsin Budget

July 14, 2015
Budget decisions made by lawmakers help determine whether children in Wisconsin attend high‑quality public schools, have access to health care when they need it, and live in financially secure families. By making investments in children today, lawmakers can ensure that Wisconsin will have a well-educated, healthy workforce in the future, laying the foundation for broad-based prosperity and economic growth down the road.

Children’s Issues in the 2015-17 Budget Bill as Proposed by the Governor

March 11, 2015
Budget decisions made by lawmakers help determine whether children in Wisconsin attend high-quality public schools, have access to health care when they need it, and live in financially secure families.

2015 Federal Poverty Levels

January 29, 2015

Formula for Falling Behind: Lawmakers Should Fix Homestead Credit Formula

February 12, 2014
The erosion of the Homestead Credit is an example of how failing to account for even small increases in the cost of living can harm tax relief in a significant way.