Wisconsin Budget Group Offers Alternatives to Avoid Possible Budget Cuts

April 20, 2015

As the Legislature works over the next several weeks to finalize the state budget, advocates with the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project believe lawmakers can avoid making deep budget cuts without needing to raise taxes.

In a new policy paper released last week, the group argues that the state could bring in an additional $782 million by committing to three policy changes: accepting federal money to expand Medicaid (BadgerCare in Wisconsin), stopping a proposed property tax cut, and capping tax breaks for manufacturers.

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