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Can State Lawmakers Count on Federal Funds for Highways and Health Insurance Subsidies?

Today’s Circuit Court Ruling Reinforces the Inconsistencies in State Lawmakers’ Reasoning 

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Tax Cuts Aren’t Delivering Job Growth, in Wisconsin or Elsewhere

Wisconsin isn’t the only state that has made deep tax cuts on the premise of boosting the economy, only to find out that the promised job growth has not materialized. Kansas and North Carolina also passed large tax cuts and have experienced disappointing job growth. As a result of the tax cuts, these states have fewer resources to support investments in public schools, higher education, and a healthy workforce – investments that have a proven track record for creating jobs.

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Tax Cuts Aren’t Delivering Job Growth, in Wisconsin or Elsewhere

Wisconsin isn’t the only state that has made deep tax cuts on the premise of boosting the economy, only to find out that the promised job growth has not materialized. Kansas and North Carolina also passed large tax cuts and have experienced disappointing job growth. As a result of the tax cuts, these states have fewer resources to support investments in public schools, higher education, and a healthy workforce – investments that have a proven track record for creating jobs.

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Border Wars in Job Piracy: Will Wisconsin Take the Opportunity to Cease Fire?

The term “border wars” has taken on a new meaning for many states and cities across the United States that have been engaged in the practice of job piracy.  However, a number of areas in the country are shifting away from this practice of luring jobs over state borders after recognizing that it is inefficient and does little to fuel job growth. Wisconsin policymakers should learn from the experiences in those states and localities and from the remedial actions they are taking.

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Border Wars in Job Piracy: Will Wisconsin Take the Opportunity to Cease Fire?

The term “border wars” has taken on a new meaning for many states and cities across the United States that have been engaged in the practice of job piracy.  However, a number of areas in the country are shifting away from this practice of luring jobs over state borders after recognizing that it is inefficient and does little to fuel job growth. Wisconsin policymakers should learn from the experiences in those states and localities and from the remedial actions they are taking.

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Should Counties Put a BadgerCare Expansion Question on the Fall Ballot?

At least 13 Wisconsin counties may include an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether Wisconsin should expand BadgerCare and take the federal funding that would cover the full cost of newly eligible childless adults.  The proposed ballot measure, which has already been approved in 4 counties and

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Should Counties Put a BadgerCare Expansion Question on the Fall Ballot?

At least 13 Wisconsin counties may include an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether Wisconsin should expand BadgerCare and take the federal funding that would cover the full cost of newly eligible childless adults.  The proposed ballot measure, which has already been approved in 4 counties and

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New Bill in Congress Would Make Wisconsin’s Budget Harder to Balance

A bill under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives could limit Wisconsin’s flexibility in applying sales tax and make it more difficult to invest in schools and communities, a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows.

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New Bill in Congress Would Make Wisconsin’s Budget Harder to Balance

A bill under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives could limit Wisconsin’s flexibility in applying sales tax and make it more difficult to invest in schools and communities, a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows.

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Falling Behind: Support for Wisconsin’s Schools Not Keeping up with Inflation

Lawmakers have chosen to provide fewer resources for Wisconsin classrooms.
Most school districts will receive less state support next school year than they did this school year, when the rising cost of living is taken into account. Fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin districts will either receive less general aid next year or receive an increase that is smaller than the projected 2015 rate of inflation, according to new figures released last week.

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