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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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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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New Hope for Solutions to $1.2 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis in Wisconsin?

by Scot Ross
Is there new hope for the 753,000 Wisconsinites with federal student loan debt and the tens of thousands more with debt from private loans for their schooling?
In recent years borrowers have been squeezed by a system in which cutbacks in state aid have led to skyrocketing tuition while big banks, and even the federal government, have been profiteering on the interest on student loans. The result is over $1.2 trillion in student loan debt that is dragging down our economy and standing between 40 million Americans and a fair shot at the middle class.

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Don’t Be Kansas: Impact of Massive Tax Cuts on Kansas Offers a Warning to Wisconsin

Tax Cuts in Kansas Have Failed to Boost Economy, Harmed Schools and Other Services
Wisconsin lawmakers advocating for more tax cuts should consider the example of Kansas, a state that has pushed through enormous tax cuts and that has been held up by tax-cut proponents as a model worth replicating.

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Don’t Be Kansas: Impact of Massive Tax Cuts on Kansas Offers a Warning to Wisconsin

Tax Cuts in Kansas Have Failed to Boost Economy, Harmed Schools and Other Services
Wisconsin lawmakers advocating for more tax cuts should consider the example of Kansas, a state that has pushed through enormous tax cuts and that has been held up by tax-cut proponents as a model worth replicating.

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