Publications

A Summary of the Wisconsin Budget for K-12 Education

June 2, 2015
The 2015-17 Wisconsin budget minimally increases state support to public schools, lowers property taxes compared to what they would otherwise be, and devotes new resources to voucher schools.

The Widespread Effects of Making Deep Cuts to the University of Wisconsin System

May 20, 2015
The $300 million, two-year cut to the UW System proposed by Governor Walker will have severe adverse consequences for the quality of higher education in Wisconsin.

Better Choices: A Summary of an Alternative Plan for the Wisconsin Budget

April 21, 2015
A summary version of an alternative budget plan for Wisconsin.

Better Choices for the Wisconsin Budget: Legislators Can Avoid Deep Cuts without Raising Taxes

April 14, 2015
State legislators have an opportunity to protect Wisconsin's assets by passing a budget that strengthens, rather than weakens, Wisconsin's public schools, public university, and health care system.

Where is Your Income Tax Money Going?

April 14, 2015
In Wisconsin, revenue from the income tax supports safe communities, well-maintained bridges and roads, and public schools that act as a foundation for economic growth.

A Tale of Two Tax Credits: Lawmakers’ Priorities for Property Tax Cuts Favor Wealthy

March 23, 2015
Governor Walker has asked the Legislature to increase a property tax credit whose beneficiaries include profitable corporations, wealthy individuals, and Wisconsin property owners who live out of state.

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.

An Overview of Health Care Issues in the 2015-17 Budget

March 2, 2015
The Governor’s budget bill significantly increases state funding for Medicaid and BadgerCare in order to address cost increases, as well as proposing cuts to important health care services. Those cuts could be avoided if Wisconsin expanded BadgerCare.

A Summary of the Governor’s Proposal for Child Care

February 27, 2015
The Governor’s budget proposes a modest increase in funding for the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program.