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In Wisconsin’s Tax System, Best-Off Pay the Smallest Share of their Income in Taxes

Wisconsin is a better place when we all do well.  Unfortunately, while the wealthiest have seen their incomes skyrocket in recent decades, incomes have stagnated for the middle class and low-income people.  It’s becoming harder to stay in the middle class in Wisconsin.

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In Wisconsin’s Tax System, Best-Off Pay the Smallest Share of their Income in Taxes

Wisconsin is a better place when we all do well.  Unfortunately, while the wealthiest have seen their incomes skyrocket in recent decades, incomes have stagnated for the middle class and low-income people.  It’s becoming harder to stay in the middle class in Wisconsin.

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Measures Boosting the Minimum Wage Move Forward in Many States

While Bills Advance in Minnesota and Elsewhere, Four Red States Are Poised for Minimum Wage Referenda
Republican opposition might bottle up the national minimum wage increase being pushed by the President, but the strong public support for a higher minimum wage is forcing action at the state level.  Many blue states are approving substantial increases in the minimum hourly wage, and voters are putting increases on the ballot in a number of red states. 

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Measures Boosting the Minimum Wage Move Forward in Many States

While Bills Advance in Minnesota and Elsewhere, Four Red States Are Poised for Minimum Wage Referenda
Republican opposition might bottle up the national minimum wage increase being pushed by the President, but the strong public support for a higher minimum wage is forcing action at the state level.  Many blue states are approving substantial increases in the minimum hourly wage, and voters are putting increases on the ballot in a number of red states. 

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Proposed restrictions on billboard taxes bad for communities

Assembly Bill 215, now before the Assembly's Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business would handcuff local government assessors who have been trying to properly assess the taxable value of billboards. AB215 is tailor-made for the billboard industry rather than for the local governments which depend on property tax revenue to fund essential services.

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State Medicaid Deficit Drops Sharply

Increased Federal Funding Helps Close Projected Shortfall

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State Medicaid Deficit Drops Sharply

Increased Federal Funding Helps Close Projected Shortfall

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Voters in 25 School Districts Raise Taxes on Themselves

Wisconsin voters approved ballot initiatives in 25 districts yesterday, voluntarily raising property taxes in order to fund services or improved infrastructure in their districts.
Referenda approved at the ballot box include:

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Voters in 25 School Districts Raise Taxes on Themselves

Wisconsin voters approved ballot initiatives in 25 districts yesterday, voluntarily raising property taxes in order to fund services or improved infrastructure in their districts.
Referenda approved at the ballot box include:

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An Evening with Dean Baker: April 4

One of American’s most important and insightful economists will be coming to Madison on Friday, April 4th. Don’t miss this chance to hear Dean Baker share his vision of what’s happening in today’s economy.
Dean has written several books, most recently “Getting to Full  Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People,” in which he argues  that high levels of employment would benefit everybody, even people who  already have jobs. He is co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research.
When: Friday, April 4 at 7:30 PM

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