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Browsing: State Budget
Federal dollars drove personal, small bankruptcies down, but Chapter 11s were flat and could spike
Massive federal spending leaves many in the Badger State better off, but the bill is coming due
As streetcar ridership and funding dwindle, alderman warns of long-term fiscal burden
Policymakers will need to look to reforms to address overcrowding issues
Wisconsin would be worse off had responsible budgeting not produced healthy surplus, rainy day fund
By David Fladeboe
April 6, 2020
Wisconsin’s prison system will require hundreds of millions of dollars for new construction, operating costs just to keep up with population growth
The Democratic Party’s track record and the event’s unknown price tag suggest taxpayers may be on the hook for Milwaukee’s July convention
The bulk of the wealth of the very rich is in business assets, which benefit the economy
Over 180 credit unions and banks across Wisconsin already offer student loan refinancing products and/or student loans.
State government needn’t have a hand in retirement-savings fix; private-sector options already proliferate
Wisconsin should consider using some of its surplus revenue for expensing reform
Last month, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue released data showing the state’s general fund tax collections for fiscal year (FY) 2019 were up nearly $1.2 billion, or 7.4 percent, from FY 2018, and nearly $703 million higher than anticipated when the state’s FY 2018-19 budget was adopted.
Claims that the streetcar swayed major development decisions in downtown Milwaukee are off track
A primer on Wisconsin’s unsustainable transportation revenues
Context and Trends
Income tax credits paired with numerous tax increases.
The Foxconn lesson: State should level the playing field, not offer firm-specific incentives
Wisconsin’s deal should be scrapped for reasons far beyond the possible switch from factory jobs to research jobs
New Badger Institute book finds federal grants deprive us of our money, liberty and trust.
How federal grants are depriving us of our money, liberty and trust in government – and what we can do about it. This book by the Badger Institute urges states to push back.
An empowered treasurer could be an independent voice for fiscal sanity
Institute and Tax Foundation moving forward with analysis of state tax structure and policy recommendations for 2019 budget.