Publications

New Census Data on State and Local Spending and Revenue

July 19, 2010
Wisconsin’s rankings on a wide variety of revenue and spending measures have fallen since 2000, relative to other states.

TANF Emergency Fund Helps Cushion Effects of the Recession and Creates Options for State Policymakers

June 22, 2010
An examination of the role of the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund (authorized by the Recovery Act) in helping Wisconsin cope with sharp increases in W-2 caseloads and higher spending for the state earned income tax credit, and in initiating a transitional jobs demonstration program.

Budget Bob: Keep it Real

May 20, 2010
The Budget Bob Show, Episode 3

How Does Wisconsin Compare in State and Local Spending and Expenditure Growth?

April 13, 2010
A comparison of state and local spending in Wisconsin with other states.

Examining Wisconsin’s Progress in Leveling the Tax System for Retailers

April 12, 2010
Sales tax is due on purchases made by Wisconsin residents, whether the purchase is made in a bricks and mortar store or an online business. However, some large online retailers, such as Amazon.com, do not collect the sales tax due on purchases made by Wisconsin residents.

Wisconsin’s Public Sector is Leanest in Nearly Two Decades

August 29, 2009
Wisconsin has one of the smallest public sectors for its population size.

Budget Bob: Sing Along Budget Process

August 14, 2009
The Budget Bob Show, Episode 2.

Wisconsin Has Nation’s Highest Ratio of Manufacturing Jobs to Government Jobs

May 25, 2009
No other state had a higher ratio of manufacturing jobs to government jobs in 2009 than Wisconsin.

Budget Bob: Budget Basics

April 1, 2009
Budget Bob Show, Episode 1.