New Census Data on State and Local Spending and Revenue

Jon Peacock and Tamarine Cornelius
July 19, 2010

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New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Wisconsin was below average in per capita state and local taxes and spending in fiscal year 2008.

Wisconsin’s spending and taxes have been falling relative to other states for a number of years. For example, Wisconsin went from 15th highest in 2000 to 27th in 2008 in state and local general revenue per capita, and from 13th to 23rd in total spending per capita. Read full publication.